[csw-maintainers] Samba 4

Laurent Blume laurent at opencsw.org
Tue Sep 3 15:49:11 CEST 2013

On 03/09/13 14:45, slowfranklin wrote:
> Well, we'll also need versioned libraries like CSWsamba4-libwclient0,
> CSWsamba4-libsmbclient0.

For that specific library, actually, it should not be needed, bad
example ;-)
Okay, I see what you mean, but I don't see it as a problem: mgar, pkgchk 
and friends make it all too easy to handle.

> Well, since others (Debian, Fedora, ArchLinux) were all going for an
> inplace upgrade, I considered that the obvious choice for an unstable
> rolling catalog.

At least for Debian, that's not the case: they're planning on phasing 
out Samba 3, but it's not close at all. They only do it in experimental 
at this point. And for having worked with the Debian Samba maintainer, I 
can assure you the switch is being spread over years, I would say maybe 
even a decade, with both packages being available together in various 
forms during this time (experimental, backports, then .

> But we now have two votes for using the 4 suffix, so be it. :)

In any case, there's nothing set in stone for 4 at this point, since 
it's not usable yet, so it looks like a safe point to start :-)


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