Re: Updating Samba

From: Ronald Klop <>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2022 10:52:49 UTC
On Sun, 19 Jun 2022 11:35:22 +0200, Carmel <> wrote:

> I was just wondering why the ports version of Samba is so far behind
> the official latest release of this software. Currently, the ports
> system is only up to version samba 4.13.17_1, released in 2020. The
> latest official release is Samba 4.16.2 as listed on the samba web site.
> Is this due to some technical problem? I have Googled but found nothing
> specific to this matter.
> Thanks!

iXsystems ported Samba 4.15 for TrueNAS. I don't know why they did not try  
to get that into the regular ports tree or how much effort it took them to  
accomplish this. I'll cc the maintainer of them.

root@freenas[~]# pkg info samba
Name           : samba
Version        : 4.15.7_1
Installed on   : Mon May  9 19:39:04 2022 CEST
Origin         : net/samba
Architecture   : FreeBSD:13:amd64
Prefix         : /usr/local
Categories     : net
Licenses       : GPLv3
Maintainer     :
WWW            :
Comment        : Free SMB/CIFS and AD/DC server and client for Unix