[Pkg-samba-maint] Samba 3.2.0 for Debian lenny (status)

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Fri Jul 4 21:49:58 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jul 03, 2008 at 07:19:11AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Following up in that thread...

> I did a first attempt to build 3.2.0 for Debian yesterday and
> everything went fine.

> The current status of TODOs about this is:

> - do the preparation work in our packaging SVN repository (import
>   upstream source and do it properly for once so that Steve Langasek
>   doesn't have to correct my mistakes)

> - check the WHATSNEW.txt file to see which of the Debian bugs are
>   fixed by that release if there are some

> - build and upload

> The upload could first go to experimental unless we solve this:

> - resolve the licensing issue: Steve Langasek identified that the only
> thing we need a confirmation from our Debian KDE team that their packages
> being linked with a GPL v3 smbclient is not a problem (ie KDE 3.5.9
> packages being licensed "GPL v2 or later")

> If that's solved, I see no reason for not building Samba 3.2.0, upload
> it to Debian unstable and therefore have it in Debian lenny (due out
> when it's ready of course).

Since it's not definite that samba 3.2.0 will smoothly transition to
testing immediately, I think it would be better to first fix bug #488688 in
the 3.0 packages currently in unstable, let that transition, and then upload
3.2 to unstable.

I will want to go over the libsmbclient ABI as well before committing it to
unstable; I know there are some experienced library developers who work on
libsmbclient upstream, but I don't know that they're the *only* ones working
on it, or that they have time to take care of ABI stability themselves. :)
Perhaps I'll implement dpkg-gensymbols support while I'm at it, for fun (but
of course, don't let my fun block what needs to be done :).

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org

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