Samba for Debian Lenny

Our Debian packages are stuctured quite similar to our RPM packages.

They differ from the original Debian Samba packages, because we do not use

the FHS patches to unify setups and to keep things simple.

Feature items:

  • Prefix "sernet-", to make you sure the packages are not touched by the original Debian Samba packages if you do a "apt-get upgrade". You can also automatically keep yourself up-to-date if you add

    deb lenny main
    to your list of apt source servers for Samba 3.6 packages,
    deb lenny main
    for Samba 3.5 packages.

  • We additionally split the cifs mount helper out of the smbfs package into sernet-cifs-mount to enable you to install it without the deprecated smbmount which brings a lot of additional dependencies, while cifs-mount just depends on your libc.
  • Patches which we consider to be too experimental for production machines are being removed while other patches for problems that we encountered are being added.

Start downloading following your platform link:

Other platforms are available on request.

Latest News


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