[Pkg-samba-maint] Update wheezy samba to 3.6.25?
ola at inguza.com
Tue Mar 28 18:59:47 UTC 2017
When you write that the latest patches do not apply cleanly. Do you mean
that the code is substantially different so even a manual apply is
difficult or do you just mean that the patches do not apply cleanly when
running the patch command?
On 28 March 2017 at 16:29, Roberto C. Sánchez <roberto at connexer.com> wrote:
> LTS folks,
> Based on Mathieu's comment related to the most recent samba patches not
> applying cleanly to the version in wheezy, it seems that an update to
> the latest upstream 3.6 release might be necessary. That said, I have
> looked at the diffstat between the version in wheezy (3.6.6) and 3.6.25,
> the latest upstream release in that series.
> The changes are rather substantial. The diffstat finishes with this:
> 258 files changed, 8344 insertions(+), 3246 deletions(-)
> Note that 1460 of the insertions are new lines in WHATSNEW.txt.
> That said, I have some questions:
> - Is this something that is feasible?
> - What sort of testing would be required?
> - Does it makes sense to go ahead and start updating to 3.6.25?
> If the patch provided by upstream is to apply cleanly, then Mathieu's
> comment makes me think that updating to 3.6.25 is a necessary
> precondition of utilizing that patch. If that is the path to take, I
> think it makes sense to package 3.6.25 and begin testing it, then once
> the current regressions (#858564, #858590, and possibly another) are
> resolved apply the final patch from upstream.
> Another possibility would be to stick with 3.6.6. and attempt to
> backport the patch. I am not a samba developer and while I think I am
> sufficiently capable to backport the patch, I am also concerned that I
> may miss something. Samba is sufficiently complex to make me prefer the
> clean application of a patch from upstream.
> Given that samba is a very widely used and rather important package, I
> feel it prudent to solicit comments and suggestions on this.
> Roberto C. Sánchez
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