[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#593261: re-add wmi-client package
jelmer at debian.org
Wed Aug 18 16:11:08 UTC 2010
On Mon, 2010-08-16 at 19:00 +0100, higuita wrote:
> Per bug 523638 ( http://bugs.debian.org/523638 ), wmi-cli was removed, but its
> a useful package for those interacting with windows machine. My main use is for
> backuppc backing up windows machines with shadow copy.
> As there is still no samba4 package in debian and the upstream finally
> release the winexe as GPL3 and seens to be trying to resync with
> main samba4, maybe debian could re-add this package.
There is a Samba 4 package in Debian, see
http://packages.debian.org/samba4. Given its nature, it's just in
experimental at the moment - I hope to get it into Sid after Squeeze.
However, current Samba 4 does not support WMI again yet.
Please note that wmi-client is different from winexe. Upstream for
wmi-client is Zenoss, and as far as I know they have not released their
changes under the GPLv3. winexe is basically a fork of a very out-dated
version Samba 4. It doesn't have anything to do with WMI as far as I can
tell from looking at the source code.
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