[Pkg-samba-maint] samba 3 and 4 in parallel in unstable?

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Sun Jan 15 08:11:16 UTC 2006

> > Why not create samba4* packages and then upload them in unstable in
> > parallel with samba* packages?
> Would these packages be expected to install in parallel, or just both
> exist in the same distribution?  

This would probably be one of the first things to discuss, but imho
they would be better mutually exclusive.

> > I'm pretty sure this would give more exposure to samba4 and thus
> > improve the input for the Samba Team in the preparation of the Samba4
> > release.
> Exposure is good.  However, for the moment I'm happy with with this
> being in experimental for the moment.  We still consider Samba4 to be
> experimental.  (We don't have the tech preview yet! :-)

Maybe a first step would be renaming the Samba4 packages to samba4* in
order to *prepare* a future possible coexistence.

> > Given the release schedule of Debian, I doubt we could handle a
> > transition in Etch and I'm even pretty sure that, even is samba4 is
> > out before the end of the year, we woul dhave users requesting us to
> > keep samba3 in Debian.
> Yes, I expect to see demand for both Samba3 and Samba4 for a long time
> into the future.  I doubt we will be able to manage a 'seamless' upgrade
> like we did for 2.2->3.0 in the short term.

And users are very conservative. I'm just in the process of moving my
two main 2.2 servers up to new 3.0.14a servers, after all..:-)

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