[Samba] Default Samba version in Debian Bookworm

Peter Milesson miles at atmos.eu
Sun Apr 30 08:06:43 UTC 2023

On 29.04.2023 10:35, Yvan Masson via samba wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> Le 28/04/2023 à 21:17, Peter Milesson via samba a écrit :
>> Hi folks,
>> I have tried to get some information about what Samba version will be 
>> the default one when Debian Bookworm gets released, but without luck. 
>> Will it be 4.17, or 4.18? Or even 4.19.x? Will there be Samba 
>> backports for Bookworm?
>> I saw a post from Michael Tokarev in this list a while ago, that 
>> there probably wont be a Samba 4.18 for Debian Bullseye. I also saw 
>> another post about integration between MS Azure and Samba, and that 
>> Samba 4.18 will be much easier to integrate with MS Azure than 
>> previous Samba versions.
>> I'm planning a project with MS Azure integration and I'm trying to 
>> look a bit into the future. Samba has served us very well so far, and 
>> I'm very reluctant to give MS more than just a bare minimum of what 
>> is absolutely necessary, and leave the rest to Samba AD (nothing 
>> fancy or complex, just simple GPOs).
>> So investing in Debian Bullseye probably isn't the most future proof 
>> way forward. And I don't want to compile Samba myself, preferring to 
>> use official packages as much as possible.
>> I'm publishing this post here, as I'm not convinced I would get 
>> better information in a Debian forum.
> I am sure you would also receive a good answer from 
> debian-user at lists.debian.org.
>> I would be most grateful for some relevant information.
> Looking https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/samba and knowing that Bookworm 
> is currently frozen, Samba version will be 4.17.7. Maybe using 
> Bookworm backport could be a solution for you?
>> Best regards,
>> Peter
Hi Yvan,

Thanks for the information, really useful. Essentially, it means I need 
to wait for the official release of Debian Bookworm, and then getting 
the newest Samba packages from Bookworm backports. It's just a little 
over a month away, so there is ample time for planning upgrades.

Best regards,


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