[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#759008: Bug#759008: libtdb1: FTBFS on hurd-i386

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Mar 3 09:13:58 UTC 2015

On Tue, 2015-03-03 at 09:56 +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Andrew Bartlett, le Tue 03 Mar 2015 21:46:32 +1300, a écrit :
> > This is also the wrong place to propose such patches.  Please get them
> > accepted (or more likely, clearly rejected) upstream on
> > samba-technical at lists.samba.org as this is clearly not a simple
> > packaging matter.
> Well, it isn't a packaging matter, indeed, but it is about helping with
> porting packages. 

Sure, but the expertise you need to sign off on these changes isn't
hear.  We are however expert enough to say:
 - Here be dragons!
 - The experts you need to sign off on this are on
samba-technical at lists.samba.org
 - Patches not already approved by upstream should never by in debian
Samba  or samba library packages. 

> Not being able to work on KDE packages at all (yes,
> kde-runtime depends on samba, thus tdb, and thus basically the whole KDE
> desktop depends on it) really doesn't help with making progress in that
> regard. If we had to wait for all ground bits to be 100.000% ready, we
> would just never manage to go anywhere.

That still doesn't justify changing the interface contract as a
'porting' measure in the main debian archive.  I realise it's a chicken
and egg situation, but this, here, isn't the way to resolve it.

Andrew Bartlett

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Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
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