net/samba3 port sorely outdated!

Joerg Pulz Joerg.Pulz at
Mon Aug 23 22:38:25 PDT 2004

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On Mon, 23 Aug 2004, Mark Linimon wrote:

>> When are you planning to update the net/samba3 port to version 3.0.6,
>> "maintainer"?
> While we have a number of problems with maintainers not maintaining
> their ports properly, this isn't the right approach to fixing the
> problem.  Remember that all ports maintainers are volunteers -- the
> few people that get paid to work on FreeBSD full- or part-time are
> working in the source tree, not the ports tree.
> The better way to solve this problem is to send a PR with a patch
> to update the port with the latest version that builds on -current.
> If the maintainer does not respond after two weeks, it's fair game
> for someone else to commit the PR.  If the maintainer does not update
> a port for more than a few months, maintainership can be assigned to
> someone else.


there already was an open PR in gnats where i've contributed some stuff to.
unfortunately this one was closed due to problems by the original PR submitter.
see the Follow-Ups for details. i think someone should reopen it and get the
patches in, as i couldn't find any problems with samba-3.0.6 in any way.

this is the original closing statement:
- ---
> State-Changed-From-To: open->closed 
> State-Changed-By: pav 
> State-Changed-When: Fri Aug 20 21:40:30 GMT 2004 
> State-Changed-Why: 
> Closed on submitter request. 
> Please, folks, coordinate with maintainer. He's usually pretty 
> helpfull and replies fast. 
- ---

if it is necessary to file a new PR about this, i can do this at any time.


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