[Pkg-samba-maint] Heads up: we need something to warn users about passdb backend change in 3.4

Luk Claes luk at debian.org
Thu Jun 25 18:35:12 UTC 2009

Christian Perrier wrote:
> 3.4.0 will change the default passdb backend from smbpasswd to tdbsam.
> That will likely break existing setups where the passdb backend is not
> explicitely set in smb.conf.
> I think this is a quite good use of a debconf note with the following
> way to do it:
> if "upgrade from < 3.4 to >=3.4"
>   if "not found 'passdb backend' in smb.conf"
>     display note
>   fi
> fi
> One should not, though, that our default smb.conf already explicitely
> sets "passdb backend".

I would mention it in the NEWS file in the case that lenny already has
passdb as backend in the configuration we ship.



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