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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
freelsjd@ornl.gov - work
jdfreels@home.com - home

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