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

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Sat Oct 29 16:06:15 UTC 2022

On 28/10/2022 11:28, Michael Tokarev via samba wrote:
> 28.10.2022 13:20, Kees van Vloten wrote:
> ..
>>>> Why don't you use bullseye-backports??
> ..
>> 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.
> Aha.  Now I see.  Once I update samba-backports with samba-4.17 it will be
> upgraded automatically which you don't want to do. But you still want it
> to be upgraded from 4.16.5 to 4.16.6.  That makes sense.
> It's an interesting observation indeed.  I'll think about it.
> Now, there's one more question. Why it is so risky to upgrade
> to a new samba "major" release?
> /mjt

Because Samba has an habit of removing, adding or changing things and 
this leads to old versions of things being left on disk and interfering 
with the smooth running of Samba. One that springs to mind is the python 
'time', Samba had its own version and then removed it, but the distros 

Starting with a new OS, also ensures that everything is correct and 
nothing 'old' is there.


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