[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#901654: cifs-utils: should not depend on samba-common
wschweer at arcor.de
Sat Jun 16 10:58:26 BST 2018
User: debian-edu at lists.debian.org
while installing cifs-utils (testing Debian Edu Buster), I noticed that a lot
of other packages are pulled in (like samba-common and samba-common-bin).
IMO this isn't needed.
"Note that the cifs vfs, unlike the smbfs vfs, does not read the smb.conf
on the client system (the few optional settings are passed in on mount
via -o parameters instead)."
So unlike the previous smbfs, cifs does not rely on Samba (like smb.conf and
tools shipped with samba-common-bin).
Please consider to lower the Depends on samba-common to a Suggests.
This might also prevent errors; see e.g.
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