[Samba] Default Samba version in Debian Bookworm

Peter Milesson miles at atmos.eu
Sun Apr 30 08:25:07 UTC 2023

On 30.04.2023 10:18, Kees van Vloten via samba wrote:
> On 30-04-2023 10:06, Peter Milesson via samba wrote:
>> 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,
>> Peter
> Well, you can start already with 4.18 on Bullseye and then move to 
> bookworm backports (or stick with Michael's repos).
> Michael Tokarev (the Debian maintainer) has his own repos with more 
> samba versions (and distro-versions), one of those is 4.18:
> http://www.corpit.ru/mjt/packages/samba/bullseye/samba-4.18/
> - Kees.
Hi Kees,

Thanks for your information. The official release date of Bookworm will 
suit me just fine. The MS Azure integration is still in planning, and it 
will be a nice summer project. Scratching on the surface, it seems quite 
complex, and I'm sure I will get back to this list with questions.

Best regards,


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