[Samba] 4.17?

Kees van Vloten keesvanvloten at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 16:57:30 UTC 2022

On 20-10-2022 18:52, Michael Tokarev wrote:
> 20.10.2022 19:38, Kees van Vloten via samba wrote:
>> While we were just talking about 4.18, another question pops up.
>> I noticed 4.17.1 has been release this week.
>> But I am still running on 4.16.2, the last in Louis' repo. I checked 
>> Debian backports and it has 4.16.5 for Bullseye.
>> @Michael and/or @Louis is there a planning for 4.17?
> I backport samba stuff from debian testing quite promptly, usually the
> same day the new upload to unstable is migrated to testing, - but this
> is for current 4.16.x series which is now more or less stable.
> For 4.17, I already uploaded 4.17.1 to experimental (before it had
> 4.17.0). So far I'm a bit hesitant to upload it to unstable, due to
> the amount of fixes which went to 4.17.1.  Maybe 4.17.2 will go
> directly to unstable and next migrates to testing.  But so far to
> me it looks like 4.16 is "better" than 4.17, - that's why I put the
> latter into the experimental "distribution".
> As soon as 4.17 hits testing, I'll backport it to bullseye.
> Debian can't have several concurrent versions of the same package
> in a single distribution, so there can be only one samba in testing,
> basically. And this is the main "distribution point" for any new
> stuff.
> /mjt

That's a clear explanation.

Thank you for the update !

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