[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#935117: samba: Missing upgrade notes in NEWS.Debian

Michael Eischer michael.eischer at fau.de
Mon Aug 19 17:58:24 BST 2019

Package: samba
Version: 2:4.9.5+dfsg-5
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?
During an upgrade from Debian Stretch to Buster the apt-listchanges
package shows noteworthy changes and usually warnings about modified
configuration settings from the /usr/share/doc/samba/NEWS.Debian.gz file.

   * What happened?
During the upgrade from Stretch to Buster only a note on changed
systemd services is shown. So I expected the existing configuration to
continue working, however, that was not the case. After some
troubleshooting I found out that winbind was now required as mentioned
in the upgrading section of the release notes for Samba 4.8.

   * What outcome did you expect instead?
My expectation would be that the NEWS file includes the upgrading
section contained in the upstream release notes (for 4.6, 4.7 and 4.8).
Or at least there should be a pointer to the release notes.

Note: The NEWS.Debian.gz files is unchanged from 4.9.5+dfsg-5 in the
4.9.11+dfsg-1 version of the samba package.

Best regards,
Michael Eischer

-- Package-specific info:
* /etc/samba/smb.conf present, but not attached
* /var/lib/samba/dhcp.conf present, but not attached

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 10.0
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages samba depends on:
ii  adduser           3.118
ii  dpkg              1.19.7
ii  libbsd0           0.9.1-2
ii  libc6             2.28-10
ii  libldb1           2:1.5.1+really1.4.6-3
ii  libpam-modules    1.3.1-5
ii  libpam-runtime    1.3.1-5
ii  libpopt0          1.16-12
ii  libpython2.7      2.7.16-2
ii  libtalloc2        2.1.14-2
ii  libtdb1           1.3.16-2+b1
ii  libtevent0        0.9.37-1
ii  lsb-base          10.2019051400
ii  procps            2:3.3.15-2
ii  python            2.7.16-1
ii  python-dnspython  1.16.0-1
ii  python-samba      2:4.9.5+dfsg-5
ii  python2.7         2.7.16-2
ii  samba-common      2:4.9.5+dfsg-5
ii  samba-common-bin  2:4.9.5+dfsg-5
ii  samba-libs        2:4.9.5+dfsg-5
ii  tdb-tools         1.3.16-2+b1

Versions of packages samba recommends:
ii  attr                1:2.4.48-4
ii  logrotate           3.14.0-4
ii  samba-dsdb-modules  2:4.9.5+dfsg-5
ii  samba-vfs-modules   2:4.9.5+dfsg-5

Versions of packages samba suggests:
pn  bind9          <none>
pn  bind9utils     <none>
pn  ctdb           <none>
pn  ldb-tools      <none>
pn  ntp | chrony   <none>
pn  smbldap-tools  <none>
pn  ufw            <none>
ii  winbind        2:4.9.5+dfsg-5

-- no debconf information

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