net/samba3 port sorely outdated!

Edwin Groothuis edwin at
Mon Aug 23 19:33:23 PDT 2004

On Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 02:06:20PM -0700, John Norman Durlop wrote:
> When are you planning to update the net/samba3 port to version 3.0.6,
> "maintainer"?  With the current ports tree it is impossible to even build
> samba since the sources cannot be fetched.  Please advise when you take the
> time to update the port or know of a workaround.

19 August 2004	-	Samba 3.0.6 Available for Download

Five days. Four days since it is not yet tuesday in your place.

If it is such an issue for you, please help us with the following:

See if you can fetch and build Samba 3.0.6 properly on your system.
What changes are needed to the Makefile and the patches. Does it
all work properly, or are there things which break. Please make
patches for them too, so you can share your work with others. Make
sure that the list of files installed is correct. Check your patches
on the latest releases of FreeBSD 4.x and 5.x. If the patches are
problems with Samba, give feedback to the Samba development team.
Make sure all slave-ports still work too.

And as the last step, diff your version of the port against the
original port and send-pr it, so the maintainer can check your
version against his version, see his experienced problems against
your experienced problems and commit a version which works properly.

Feel free to stamp with your feet on the ground and shout "it's not
fair" if you don't like the above approach, but it's the same things
the maintainer has to do before he can update the port.


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