Timothy's picture

How to update Turnkey Domain Controller Appliance - Samba Server to the lastest version (version 4.0)

Jeremy Davis's picture

Samba4 does not appear to be in the Hardy (8.04) repositories so there's no easy way (alpha4 is in 8.10, alpha6 in 9.04 and alpha8 in 9.10 & 10.04 repos). With Samba4 still only in alpha build and 10.04 under development now, I doubt we will see an 8.04 backport. I imagine you will be able to try it out relatively easily in the next gen TKL (based on 10.04 rather than 8.04 - prob 6mths +/- away). If you can't wait until then you can try installing from source. It looks like there are instructions on the Samba site, although they don't look like they're for the feint of heart! Have a look here: http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/HOWTO

Timothy's picture

I was wondering if you would please add samba server 4 to the turnkey linux pdc appliance and also could you please make sure that the turnkey linux pdc appliance(the one that is updated with samba server 4) is in a iso format because I use this iso to install to my old computer to use as a samba server by using the turnkey linux pdc appliance

Timothy's picture

I have found the samba4 in the packages section for ubuntu, could you please add this to the turnkey linux pdc(Primary Domain Controller) Appliance? also please keep the turnkey linux pdc in a iso format, because I would like to use this appliance(and I am using it currently) in one of my old computers

Jeremy Davis's picture

As I said in my earlier post, Samba4 is still in alpha. If you read the link that I posted above you will see that whilst Samba4 has some very cool features it is still unstable (hence the alpha tag).

I think that considering it is not easily available for 8.04 (the basis of TKL) then we will not see it available and/or supplied by TKL until they release appliances based on Ubuntu 10.04 (due for release end April 2010 - Ubuntu that is not TKL - although they should follow a few weeks after I would expect).

I reckon the guys are too busy working on the new appliances to offer something like this that will probably cause them more headaches bug fixing and dealing with the inherrant stability issues of alpha software.

But like I said in my previous post, that doesn't mean you can't play with it if you want to. It just means that you will either need to compile it from source yourself or find someone who has and is willing to share. I guess anopther option is try to replicate the functionality of the TKL Fileserver using a later version of Ubuntu Server, which may well also be a steep learning curve.

So in a nutshell, here are your options:

  1. Be patient and wait until April/May for the new release of appliances and even if TKL don't use Samba4 in their Fileserver, you will be able to install it from the Ubuntu repos and have a play;
  2. Compile from source yourself;
  3. Find someone else who has and wants to share;
  4. Build your own custom fileserver from a later version of Ubuntu Server.
Timothy's picture

Can Domain Controller Appliance Be Updated to Samba Version 3.4? at least?

Jeremy Davis's picture

From what I can gather the default version in 10.04 is Samba 3.4.7 (with Samba 4alpha also in the repos) so you should be in luck. The Devs haven't given a timeframe for release but they are currently working on the new one (the most recent release was a maintenance/bugfix release only).

Ubuntu 10.04RC is out now, with the final release coming out end of the month. I would expect the new TKL releases to be available within a few weeks of that.

Kareem Knight's picture

Samba 4 has reached version 4.1.3. I don't understand why the file server and pdc appliance is still using version 3. This is ridiculous. This thread is over three years old...C'mon guys.

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