[Samba] Default Samba version in Debian Bookworm

Peter Milesson miles at atmos.eu
Sun Apr 30 10:37:31 UTC 2023

On 30.04.2023 12:23, Michael Tokarev via samba wrote:
> 30.04.2023 13:04, Rowland Penny via samba пишет:
> ..
>> I see nothing wrong with using Michaels repo for testing purposes, I 
>> just wouldn't use it in production. Not that there is likely to be 
>> anything wrong with those Samba packages, it is just that you need to 
>> be 110% sure about ongoing support and sadly, look what happened with 
>> Louis's repo.
> Please note: my repository has *exactly* the same packages
> debian/ubuntu would have - I just rebuild the source for other
> distributions, performing no changes whatsoever. Packages with
> *exactly* the same set of upgrading procedures as used on debian
> to upgrade from previous releases to adjust things here and there
> from time to time (and with the same exact bugs too, if any).
> So there will be no probs with upgrading from packages from my
> repositories to more recent versions of samba packages provided
> by future debian or ubuntu, - upgrade from those packages will
> be supported. As long as any new samba maintainer in debian
> will keep a possibility to upgrade to the next debian release,
> which is essential for debian.
> Louis also mostly followed this rule, but he had to do extra
> source mods, and had to work based on a quite messy packages,
> so there, upgrades weren't as smooth. Now, things are much
> better and the previous bumpy road with samba in debian
> hopefully left in the past, at least for some near future.
> My repositories are at least as good as debian backports,
> just provide more options for the target OSes and versions.
> The only possible issue is when I - for whatever reason -
> will stop providing those archives, one have to switch to
> something else, be it actual debian backports or someone
> else's repository of a similar nature.
> The quality of packages and support provided is exactly the
> same as debians. Since I update stuff in all places in
> parallel, - I just run extra build script after making
> an actual debian release, that's about it.
> /mjt
Hi Michael,

Thanks a bunch for the clarifications. I'm very grateful for this!

Best regards,


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