[Pkg-samba-maint] Packaging Samba 4.2 in Debian

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at debian.org
Mon May 4 15:49:35 UTC 2015

On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 10:59:27PM +0200, Mathieu Parent (Debian) wrote:
> 2015-04-25 23:26 GMT+02:00 Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at jelmer.uk>:
> > With (almost) jessie out of the door, I've had a look at packaging
> > Samba 4.2 for Sid today.
> >
> > There appear to be a number of issues currently preventing 4.2 from
> > being uploaded:
> >
> >  * Samba 4.2 includes ctdb, rather than supporting system versions *
> >    (https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba-technical/2014-October/103189.html)
> >
> > With Samba being the origin of the latest ctdb release, do we want to keep
> > shipping standalone ctdb packages?
> >
> > No other packages in the archive currently depend on it, and with
> > the recent changes Samba can no longer use it.
> (with my ctdb's maintainer's hat on)
> The ctdb source package should go away, but I think we should keep the
> ctdb binary packages (ctdb, ctdb-dbg, libctdb-dev and ctdb-pcp-pmda).
> Some sysadmins (including me*) use ctdb as a clustering solution easy
> to set up. Those packages should not pull the samba services (I don't
> mind if they pull the libraries).
That makes. Any help with the migration from standalone packages to
merged package would be very welcome.

I've pushed some initial work to packaging 4.2 to the experimental
branch in the team Git repository.



Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at debian.org>
Debian Developer                           https://jelmer.uk/
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