Re: 2.1.79 + latest smbfs patch

Bill Hawes (
Sat, 17 Jan 1998 13:44:52 -0500

Eloy A. Paris wrote:

> I agree. This would be a great idea. I really prefer to have a
> smbfs-2.2.x package rather than having the smbfs userland tools as
> part of the Samba package.
> I guess the problem is that the smbfs userland utilities depend too
> much on smbclient to make the initial connection to the server and
> maybe the Samba team is not willing to have parts of its smbclient
> code in another package.

There's no problem taking code out of the Samba package, but from the
standpoint of maintenance it's much better to have the smbfs tools
within Samba. This gives a much better chance of the smbfs utilities
being kept up to date as improvements are made to Samba.