[Samba] Samba upgrade HowTo requested

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Sat Dec 18 09:42:02 UTC 2010

On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 11:26:12AM +0100, Willy Offermans wrote:
> I do not think that this issue is related to dependencies. Of course I need
> to be sure that the dependencies are correctly installed as well, but this
> job is accomplished by ``portupgrade -R -N'' quite well.
> No, the real problem lays in the settings and databases created in a
> previous version of samba, which will be lost, altered or corrupted upon an
> upgrade. To phrase the questions again?
> Is there a procedure on how to upgrade samba to a newer version?
> How can the ignorant user be informed when using portupgrade? 
> I'm sorry, I just recall the UPDATING file in /usr/ports/. The 
> following is a cut from this file:
> <snip>
> 20101026:
>   AFFECTS: users of net/samba35
>   AUTHOR: Timur Bakeyev <timur at FreeBSD.org>
>   This is the latest stable release of the Samba3 distribution. It has
>   been extended with the experimental support of the NFS4-like ACLs on
>   ZFS partitions, thanks to the sysutils/libsunacl library by Edward
>   Tomasz Napierala(trasz). This support haven't been tested thoroughly,
>   so try it on your own risk.

This looks interesting. I just did a portsnap fetch update
in my FreeBSD 8.1 box, but I don't find that snippet. Where
can I find those patches?


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