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Bug 424633

Summary: net-fs/samba 3 vs. 4 should be SLOTted
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: schmitt953
Component: New packagesAssignee: Gentoo's SAMBA Team <samba>
Severity: enhancement CC: ewoud+gentoo
Priority: Low    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description schmitt953 2012-07-03 18:39:20 UTC
Samba 3 and Samba 4 can be run at the same time safely. It might be nice, especially because the beta for samba 4 is out, to make slots for samba 3 and samba 4 so that users can build both.
Comment 1 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-07-25 15:48:01 UTC
*** Bug 427988 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Víctor Ostorga (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-09-26 18:08:23 UTC
This is not a straightforward thing to do. Samba 3.6 and samba 4 share some libraries ie tevent, ldb, tdb.

So I have to check if it is possible that many different versions of those libraries can live in the same system.
Comment 3 schmitt953 2012-12-11 21:59:01 UTC
I checked with upstream, it's possible. In other news I'm about to submit a samba 4 ebuild.
Comment 4 Ewoud Kohl van Wijngaarden 2013-01-09 17:21:01 UTC
I think this shouldn't be done. Samba 4 is the next version and includes *both* samba 3 code and the AD code and all users should migrate when it's stable. See the discussion in Bug #195703. Especially comment 137 and 138. It should be solved in init scripts and configuration files, not splitting into two packages.
Comment 5 Víctor Ostorga (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2016-01-11 22:10:40 UTC
This is not going to happen
Samba 3 is deprecated
Samba 4 will be stabilized soon.