[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#496205: smbclient: package description overhaul
Justin B Rye
jbr at edlug.org.uk
Mon Aug 25 12:22:19 UTC 2008
Justin B Rye wrote:
> Current package description:
> # Description: a LanManager-like simple client for Unix
> # The Samba software suite is a collection of programs that
> # implements the SMB/CIFS protocol for unix systems, allowing you to serve
> # files and printers to Windows, NT, OS/2 and DOS clients. This protocol
> # is sometimes also referred to as the LanManager or NetBIOS protocol.
> # .
> # This package contains some client components of the Samba suite. In
> # particular it includes the command line utilities smbclient, smbtar,
> # and smbspool. If you want to mount shares exported from Microsoft
> # Windows machines or a Samba server you must install the smbfs package.
> Suggested replacement text:
> | Description: Samba 'Network Neighborhood' command line clients
> | The Samba software suite implements the SMB/CIFS protocol, providing
> | cross-platform support for Windows-style network shares.
> | .
> | This package contains command line utilities for accessing Microsoft
> | Windows (or Samba) servers, including smbclient, smbtar, and smbspool.
> | Utilities for mounting shares locally are in the package smbfs.
Revised to match the versions accepted so far:
Description: command line SMB/CIFS clients for Unix
Samba is an implementation of the SMB/CIFS protocol for Unix systems,
providing support for cross-platform file and printer sharing with
Microsoft Windows, OS X, and other Unix systems.
This package contains command line utilities for accessing Microsoft
Windows (or Samba) servers, including smbclient, smbtar, and smbspool.
Utilities for mounting shares locally are in the package smbfs.
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