Re: Updating Samba

From: Patrick M. Hausen <>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 07:44:29 UTC
Hi all,

> Am 19.06.2022 um 12:52 schrieb Ronald Klop <>:
> 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.

I don't understand why iXsystems keep a complete fork of the ports tree
and don't upstream anything (?). There's a similar issue with collectd.
They vastly improved their version, but I have no idea how to get their
changes back into FreeBSD. All they do is BSD licensed, so that is definitely
not a problem.

I have tried to contact the collectd maintainer without success, unfortunately.
Just open a pr with a "patch" that is a complete replacement with ix' version?

I occasionally create ports if some software is required by my coworkers in
development and we upstream everything. I think it's the only feasable
way in an open source ecosystem.

Kind regards,
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