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

Mathieu Parent (Debian) sathieu at debian.org
Sun May 10 18:41:04 UTC 2015

Hi Jelmer, hi all,

2015-05-09 21:52 GMT+02:00 Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at samba.org>:
> 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).
> This seemed reasonable earlier, but after discussing the reason behind
> the change today I'm no longer so sure.
> ctdb was pulled into Samba again because the interface wasn't stable.
> That affects external users as well; does it still make sense to
> provide libctdb-dev to them if it can break on upgrades?

OK to drop the libctdb-dev package. It was only used by samba AFAIK.
But I still need the ctdb package not pulling the samba package.

Mathieu Parent

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