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Thanks for doing this!
On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 2:05 PM, Christian PERRIER <email@example.com>wrote:
> (please note that this mail is crossposted to 3 lists. No need to CC
> me to answers, I read the 3 of them...)
> Some users (including me with my professionnal hat) want to use 3.5
> versions of samba on production servers running Debian. Of course,
> most of the time, these production servers are running Debian lenny
> (the stable version of the distribution).
> Debian lenny ships with samba 3.2.5, so these users need a
> "backported" package....or to compile packages themselves.
> We already had backports of samba 3.4.7, which is the version
> currently shipped in Debian "testing" (aka "the next Debian
> version"). These are available through the http://backports.org
> service, also known as the "nearly completely official backport
> service of the Debian project".
> The policy of backports.org does not allow us to provide 3.5 packages
> there, because these versions are not in Debian testing.
> So, as a service to our users, I prepared some packages which are now
> available from http://pkg-samba.alioth.debian.org, also known as "the
> not so official but still quite actively supported backport service of the
> samba packaging team of the Debian project" (which makes a fairly long
> These packages are functionally identical to 3.5.2 package we provide
> in Debian experimental....but are usable on Debian "lenny" systems.
> There are however a few limitations:
> - they're provided only for i386 and amd64 architectures
> - they require the backported cifs-utils, ctdb and libtalloc2 packages
> from backprots.org (cifs-utils is only required if you previously
> had the "smbfs" package that provide (u)mount.cifs
> To use these packages, you need to add the following to
> deb http://www.backports.org/debian lenny-backports main contrib non-free
> deb http://pkg-samba.alioth.debian.org/packages lenny-backports-latest/
> Then packages must be installed with:
> apt-get install -t lenny-backports-latest samba <winbind> ....
> Please note that these packages are not (yet) digitally signed, so
> apt-get might complain and ask for confirmation. I should improve this
> in the future. This is why this mail is currently GPG-signed with the
> key I'm using for Debian packaging.
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