Friday, 21 December 2018

Re: samba 4.9 in disco

Upstream provided a patch that fixes the issue. This is the MP to land
it in ubuntu disco:

On Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 3:05 PM Andreas Hasenack <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just wanted to email the list explaining why samba 4.9 is not yet in
> disco. It's also blocking the ldb migration.
> The samba DEP8 tests pass, but one of the triggered tests (freeipa)
> actually showed what we think is a valid bug, or at least significant
> change in behavior, in samba[1].
> Basically, in a fresh install, if you have winbind running, smbd won't
> start, even in standalone mode (not part of a domain). This happens in
> debian as well, fedora, and possibly suse. There are several mailing
> list threads[2,3,4] about it.
> The freeipa dep8 tests caught it by accident really. It's not even a
> failure in dep8 itself (the freeipa tests always exit 0, something
> else I found out), but in setting up the test vm. We can workaround
> that by just not installing the package that pulls in winbind. Freeipa
> doesn't need it. That's what this MP[5] proposes. That would let samba
> migrate, but the bug[1] will still have to be addressed.
> I think we should not migrate samba as-is until [1] is addressed, or
> at least until there is a plan on how to address it. I'm continuing
> the investigation, and I wanted to communicate that it's a known issue
> and it's being worked on.
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