[Samba] Default Samba version in Debian Bookworm

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Sun Apr 30 10:51:51 UTC 2023

On 30/04/2023 11:23, Michael Tokarev 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

Michael, I wasn't knocking your, or anyone's repo, I was just stating my 
preference. The problem with using an external repo is that, putting it 
bluntly, the repo provider could fall under a bus tomorrow, it isn't 
likely to happen, but it could. Everyone thought that Louis would 
continue providing his repo, but, sadly, that has now fallen by the 
wayside. For production you need to be totally sure that you can get 
support for any packages that you use.


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