[Samba] Samba 4.16 and 4.17 ubuntu focal and jammy packages

Kees van Vloten keesvanvloten at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 10:43:10 UTC 2022

On 28-10-2022 12:36, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> On 28/10/2022 11:20, Kees van Vloten via samba wrote:
>> Because a single repo means a single repo-index with a single Samba 
>> version. Any apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade has the risk of 
>> going to a different Samba version. I want that for *all* packages 
>> except Samba.
>> Of course apt-pinning helps, but it has another risk: a re-install in 
>> case of some other issue fails due to pinned version no longer in 
>> repo (so the problem of fixing a machine is worsened by having to 
>> upgrade it a the same time).
>> The only way I see this working (but maybe I am mistaken) is to have 
>> a repo-index per Samba version, i.e. multiple repos, one for each 
>> Samba version. That would mean 2 repos: current version (4.17), 
>> previous version (4.16), I can flip the sources.list per 
>> domain-controller at the moment I want to upgrade that 
>> domain-controller.
> There is nothing stopping you setting up a local repo just containing 
> the Samba packages.
> Before Michael took over the Debian Samba maintenance, Samba on Buster 
> was very much in the doldrums, it seemed to stick at 4.9.5 for ever. 
> No doubt it got security patches etc, but it never changed version and 
> there wasn't a later version available.
> Bullseye came out with Samba 4.13.x and for a while it looked like 
> this was going to be Buster all over again. However, Michael has 
> provided 4.16.x packages via backports (something that I am very 
> grateful for) and it looks like that eventually the backport packages 
> will be replaced by 4.17.x packages.
> Lets be honest, Michael could have stopped there, but he hasn't, he is 
> now providing Samba packages for Ubuntu (something that Ubuntu doesn't 
> seem capable/want to do).
> I think that everyone should be grateful for everything that Michael 
> is doing, one man can only do so much.
> Rowland
I can't agree more, Michael is helping out in a great way.
I do appreciate that very much!

Indeed setting up a private repo and copy the package versions from 
backports at the moment I want them is a way to solve my issue. I have 
been thinking about that.
The reason I am asking Michael is that he providing the exact solution 
to my issue for Ubuntu.

- Kees.

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