[Pkg-samba-maint] Backports status

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Mon Jan 26 06:40:45 UTC 2009

Hi folks,

This week-end, among other things, I did some work on backports.

First of all, an Etch backport of lenny packages has been uploaded on
www.backports.org in etch-backports: this is 2:3.2.5-4~bpo41+1 and the
relevant branch is
These packages are waiting for NEW processing by backports.org folks.

I also re-organised the crap^W stuff we had in

- lenny-backports is aimed to have the last 3.2 version, for lenny. It
  currently has i386 and amd64 binaries
  In SVN, this is
  Current packages version: 2:3.2.7-1~bpo50+1

- etch-backports has the same for etch. It currently has i386
  Source not in SVN right now.
  Current packages version: 2:3.2.7-1~bpo41+1

Both these are apt-get'able with:
deb http://pkg-samba.alioth.debian.org {etch|lenny}-backports main
deb-src http://pkg-samba.alioth.debian.org {etch|lenny}-backports main

The repository has been setup manually by /me with empiric use of
dpkg-scanpakages and dpkg-scansources...:-). I tried to make the
packages signed, but failed miserably to create the right Release and
Release.gpg files. Help welcomed (the directory is team-writable).

Plans for the long term:

- continue supporting etch-backports on backports.org. Of course,
  given bpo policy, we'll have there the same upstream version than
  what we have in testing, so quite soon 3.3.0 releases
- have lenny-backports with the same policy

- Try supplying last 3.2 versions in our private repositories, both
  for etch and lenny

- Maybe also do the same for 3.3. That would need a naming scheme

I will quite probably again reorganise the branches/backports branch:


Ideally, we should try having both i386 and amd64 packages but I don't
have easy access to an amd64 machine and I suck at using developer

I think that all this is covering most of the needs of our users.

Of course, all this will be done on a best effort basis, but
rebuilding such packages isn't that complicated, indeed.


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