[Pkg-samba-maint] Help maintaining Samba

Alain Deleglise alain.deleglise at alterway.fr
Wed Mar 22 14:08:56 UTC 2017

Thank you guys.

Indeed I could use docs about git PR workflows you're using and also
on the triagging process.

I'll have a look at the bug list and see what I can do.


Alain Deléglise

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2017-03-22 14:08 GMT+01:00 Mathieu Parent <math.parent at gmail.com>:
> 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
> time.
> Don't forget to CC this mailing list when you send mails to
> http://bugs.debian.org/.
> 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
> versions).
> Regards
> --
> Mathieu Parent

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