[Pkg-samba-maint] Re: samba from experimental uninstallable --> future of Samba 4 packages

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Tue Apr 24 23:34:11 UTC 2007

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Steinar H. Gunderson wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2007 at 06:50:42PM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
>> I suggest we either remove this old version of samba4 from
>> experimental...or upload a more version. Jelmer may have something
>> ready that would better represent the current samba4 developement. 
> Yes, I've been told so. I don't know what the current status is, though.
We're planning on releasing TP5 later this week (hopefully on thursday),
and are planning a first alpha in a few months (will announce that in
the talk Andrew and I are giving tomorrow). I'd like to update the
current packaging from bzr to work with TP5, which shouldn't be too hard.

Some of the libraries that are developed as part of Samba 4 will also be
released separately. I'd like to package those seperately first. The
main three I'm thinking of are:

 * libtalloc (memory management)
 * libtdb (simple database, basically gdbm with support for multiple
writers and transactions). An older version of tdb is already packaged,
but has been orphaned recently
 * libldb (LDAP-like embedded database)

>> It is nearly 100% likely that we'll have to keep both Samba 3 (for
>> file and print services) and Samba 4 (for AD stuff) at the same time
>> in the archive.
> > Given that we want to release lenny with Samba 4 at all. I don't think we
> want to.
I think we'd want to release lenny with at least some bits of Samba 4.
It will be possible to use the AD DC bits of Samba 4 separately of the
other bits and I think there will be people interested in using packages
from Debian before the end of the year.


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