[Pkg-samba-maint] Help maintaining Samba

Mathieu Parent math.parent at gmail.com
Wed Mar 22 13:08:08 UTC 2017

2017-03-22 13:28 GMT+01:00 Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at debian.org>:
> On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 10:47:27AM +0100, Alain Deleglise wrote:
>> HI list,
>> I would like to offer my help regarding the maintenance of Samba in Debian.
>> I've already replied to the RFH :
>> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=814382
>> I've already contacted Andrew Barlett also, who told me to start with
>> bugs sorting, and I've tried to do it.
>> Now I'm asking again, as I have time to spend on this matter.
>> I'm also asking the list if there is somewhere a documentation on how
>> to "properly" create a Samba package for Debian ?
> Probably the easiest way to get started is by helping to follow up to some of
> the existing bugs in the Samba package. Browse through the bugs on
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?src=samba
> This might involve improving the package by sending patches to the
> repository at git://git.debian.org/pkg-samba/samba.git, following up
> to the reporter asking for more information, or linking to the bug report in the
> upstream bug tracker (https://bugzilla.samba.org/).
> Let me know if there's anything we can help with to get you started, e.g.
> pointers to further documentation, etc.

Yes. I agree with Jelmer, bug triagging is the best way to start, and
to help. I currently try to focus on stretch, but I have a limited

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To build samba, after the git clone, you can use git-buildpackage. I
use this with git-pbuilder to build cleanly on sid (or other Debian

Mathieu Parent

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