[Pkg-samba-maint] r2505 - branches/samba/experimental/debian

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at debian.org
Sun Jan 25 21:16:23 UTC 2009

Hi Steve,

On Sun, 2009-01-25 at 12:46 -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 07:34:41PM +0000, jelmer at alioth.debian.org wrote:
> > * Use alternatives for nsstest, locktest, masktest and smbtorture to allow
> > installation of samba-tools together with Samba 4. 
> > * Add myself to uploaders.
> The original bug report requested addition of a conflicts.  Why are
> alternatives called for in the case of samba-tools?  Surely, since these
> tools are the main purpose of the samba-tools, a Conflict would be just as
> good (and far simpler)?
Hmm, that's a good point. I should've looked a bit better at what
samba-tools was exactly, as it appears to just contain the testsuite. I
read the bugreport and (having pondered about using alternatives to
allow installation of Samba 3 and 4 together for a while), incorrectly
assumed there were more generic tools there as well that were more tied
to the rest of Samba 3. I'll remove the alternatives for these
particular files and add the conflict.

For the other packages, I think alternatives *are* useful. Upstream is
slowly moving towards allowing both Samba 3 and Samba 4 to
be installed together, and being able to run the two at the same time
(Samba3 providing file services, Samba 4 providing directory  

Now that it's possible to install samba-common and samba4-common
together, it should also be possible to e.g. run samba4's smbtorture
against the samba 3 and vice versa or install Samba3's smbclient and
Samba-gtk, etc.


Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at debian.org> - Jabber: jelmer at jabber.fsfe.org
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