> -----Original Message----- > From: centos-devel-bounces at centos.org > [mailto:centos-devel-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Mike Fedyk > Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 5:54 PM > To: The CentOS developers mailing list. > Subject: Re: [CentOS-devel] CentOS 4 Samba - More bugs (Was: > Re: CentOS 4Samba - Excel 2002/2003 bug) > > Durval Menezes wrote: > > Hello Folks, > > > > FWI (and slightly OT), we have had no end of troubles with > the standard > > 3.0.10-EL4 Samba RPMs, specially regarding MS SMS > installations. We have > > fixed all of them just by upgrading to Samba 3.0.23d, > rebuilt (with a > > simple "rpmbuild --rebuild") from the SRPM available at > > http://ftp.sernet.de/pub/samba/src/samba3-3.0.23d-30.src.rpm > > > > We have not yet tried the new 3.0.24 version, but we assume it would > > work just as well. > > > > If you use LDAP authentication, there's a change in the Samba schema > > regarding indexing, mostly harmless but you will have to rebuild the > > LDAP indexes using slapindex (it's on the Release Notes). > > > > If the upstream vendor used more up-to-date versions of > some packages > > (3.0.10 is more than 2 years obsolete, for example) I think > there would > > be much less crying and gnashing of teeth, but them maybe > it would be > > much less fun too :-) > > http://www.redhat.com/advice/speaks_backport.html > > Enterprise distributions like Red hat, Suse, Ubuntu LTS and > Debian all > take the stance of stability and backport any bug fixes as > they are needed. > > That said, looking at the changelog for the samba does not > show a lot of > bug fixes being backported and looking at the list of open bugs I see > several that are more than one year old and have been fixed > by using the > upstream source code instead. One had a patch 10 months after the > initial report. The original reporter refused to go back to > the distro > version because upstream was working fine. > > Am I only seeing the shadows or is it really as bad as the 1+ > year old > bug reports say? I think the stable distros would be best served if they took applications like, gnome, kde, apache, samba, etc. out of their main repo and put them in a more dynamic repo that gets updated much more frequently. -Ross ______________________________________________________________________ This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender and permanently delete the original and any copy or printout thereof.