bug #102226 regarding Samba: some good news !!
Dear Eloy Paris:
First of all, thank you for maintaining Samba for all of us on Debian.
Second, I filed the subject bug report and I am happy to report that the
problem has been resolved, but not how we might want.
Basically, with the newest version out of unstable, it compiled this time
under Alpha/Potato (prior version in unstable would not compile). I have
installed the resulting .debs, and everything is working fine. Indeed, I
think I will compile this package from unstable for my Intel/Potato machines.
For those Potato users who have never done this, it is simple as follows (as
1) add the following entry into /etc/apt/sources.list
deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
2) issue "apt-get update" to enable this new entry
3) issue "apt-get -b source samba" to download and compile the samba packages
(go take a break or do something else for a few minutes...it will be a while)
4) issue "dpkg -i *.deb" making sure no other .deb are in the local area.
You will have installed 2.2.0.final.a-1 (at this point in time) packages for
samba, samba-common, samba-doc, smbclient, smbfs, and swat from this compile.
That is it!
P.S. My recommendation to resolve the bug: Don't bother to fix it, just
install the newer version into Potato!
James D. Freels, P.E._i, Ph.D.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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