[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#486370: samba4: outdated package description

Justin B Rye jbr at edlug.org.uk
Mon Jul 21 18:07:44 UTC 2008

Package: samba4
Followup-For: Bug #486370

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> Thanks for the bugreport. I agree the references to LanManager are a
> bit out of date, and are at least incomplete. I'll see if I can fix
> this in the next upload.


> Samba 4 is not specifically aimed at supporting SMB2 however - it supports SMB itself
> just as well. SMB2 is also disabled by default.         

You're agreeing with me - it does specifically aim at adding support
for SMB2 (I didn't say anything about _dropping_ support for SMB).

> The other bit of your bug report appears to be about the Samba 3
> package descriptions, not about the Samba 4 ones.

Correct; my bug report does admit this quite clearly, though I
eventually come back to Samba 4 in the part that starts: 

>> Then the samba 4 package would be something like this:

My point is that the fix may require coordination across the entire
suite - unless the plan is for Samba 4 to replace Samba 3 early in
Lenny+1, in which case just fixing Samba 4 would do.  I could of
course submit separate bugreports against each package, but would
those be welcome when we're going into a freeze? 
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