[nSLUG] debian package questions

Kevin MacDonald kevin at herald.ns.ca
Sun Mar 23 00:32:13 AST 2003


Samba recommends version 2.2.8 which I thought was a stable release. If I
want to run apt-get to get the newest stable release (which I thought was
2.2.8) is the command "apt-get upgrade" ? Which is what I ran but does not
give what I expected.

thanks,

kevin

-----Original Message-----
From: nslug-admin at nslug.ns.ca [mailto:nslug-admin at nslug.ns.ca]On Behalf
Of Dop Ganger
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2003 7:00 AM
To: nslug at nslug.ns.ca
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] debian package questions


On Fri, 21 Mar 2003, Kevin MacDonald wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I'm just wondering how the versions work with Debian upgrade paths. I'm
> running ver3 and I ran apt-get to upgrade/update my version of samba to
fix
> the security hole and it went to 2.2.3a-12.1. I noticed that there is a
> 2.2.8 version as well. I believe the 2.2.3a-12.1 fixes the security
problem
> but is 2.2.3a the equivelent of 2.2.8.

In the stable version of Debian, security fixes tend to get backported
rather than replacing the current version with the new, possibly unstable
version. If you want the bleeding edge, try the testing or unstable
versions.

Also, you might want to install the apt-listchanges package, which lists
all the changes in the changelog before updating a package.

Cheers... Dop.

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