[Samba] 4.17?

Kees van Vloten keesvanvloten at gmail.com
Sat Oct 22 08:36:07 UTC 2022

22.10.2022 00:23, Kees van Vloten via samba wrote:
>> Louis has multiple versions in his repo, currently 4.14, 4.15, 4.16. 
>> Which means I can decide when I want to upgrade to a newer version by 
>> changing the sources.list. That way I can plan and test the upgrades.
> *That* is a good practical reason to have them indeed, thank you!
> Tho, with a separate repository (like debian backports), you can
> also do upgrade any time you prefer. You don't have that much
> choice however.  And once new debian release is out, you can only
> upgrade as a whole.
Samba, the domain-controller, is a very critical infrastructure 
component. If it fails nobody (including myself) can login, that's why I 
am careful with upgrades.

I use Louis' separate repos to plan release upgrades, in combination 
with apt-pinning to fix the versions of samba, ldb and tevent packages 
so that updates cannot get installed accidentally.

I tend to follow Louis' advice to wait at least until the 4.X.1 release 
and to install a new version first on a fileserver and only then on the 
DCs. I have two DCs, I transfer the FSMO roles before I run apt-get 

Being very careful is not always enough: the november 2021 update caused 
a ticket renew failure (a new smb.conf entry was introduced and I 
misinterpreted the release notes). As a result user sessions would fail 
after 10 hours, luckily on this list there are a lot of helpful people :-)

My thinking is similar to Lorenzo: as Louis is unavailable, I would try 
to build the packages my self to keep control over the upgrade process. 
But then again, I do not like the extra work and I do not want to 
reinvent the wheel...

> (btw, I think I'll continue provide current samba in 
> bullseye-backports-sloppy
> once bookworm is out, for some time anyway).
> ..
>> I asked him in the past (in 2020) to compile the packages with 
>> "enable profiling", so that "smbstatus -P: will work. This is a 
>> required of netdata to monitor Samba. And he added that to hist 
>> packages, pretty cool.
> It is enabled now in debian too.  The only feature enabled by him and 
> not enabled
> by debian (yet) is elasticsearch, - I yet to see what deps it brings us.
> Thanks,
> /mjt

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