Enable avahi support in samba

Bug #786813 reported by jwm
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samba (Debian)
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samba (Fedora)
Fix Released
samba (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Binary package hint: samba

The debian developers disabled avahi support back in 2009:

* ./configure --disable-avahi, to avoid accidentally picking up an avahi
    dependency when libavahi-common-dev is installed.

 -- Steve Langasek <email address hidden> Sat, 26 Sep 2009 00:01:12 -0700

As ubuntu typically installs avahi by default, can this be switched back on to provide a browsing alternative to netbios?

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Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) wrote :

Hi jwm. Thanks for the suggestion. I don't see why not.. marking Confirmed/Wishlist. This should probably be forwarded to Debian as well.

Changed in samba (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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Iuri Diniz (iuridiniz) wrote :

But avahi is only default for desktop distro.

Samba (SMBD) is more suitable for file server.

I think is better disable avahi and include on samba package a avahi service file:

<?xml version="1.0" standalone='no'?>
<!DOCTYPE service-group SYSTEM "avahi-service.dtd">
   <name replace-wildcards="yes">Samba Shares on %h</name>

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In , Marcos (marcos-redhat-bugs) wrote :

Currently Samba does not enable Avahi integration. We need BR avahi-devel (and --with-avahi?).

I opened a CentOS bug (https://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=10181), but probably Fedora must decide on this matter first.

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In , Jan (jan-redhat-bugs) wrote :

This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.

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Changed in samba (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in samba (Debian):
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in samba (Debian):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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Bryan Henry (bryanhenry) wrote :

Luri, a static avahi service file isn't a great solution since you lose any of the dynamic Avahi support in Samba, like for the pending F_FULLSYNC changes: https://github.com/samba-team/samba/pull/64. It would be best to just enable Avahi support, which is what Debian apparently did.

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Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack) wrote :

This is fixed in ubuntu artful since 2:4.6.5+dfsg-8ubuntu1 having been added to debian in 2:4.6.5+dfsg-1.

Changed in samba (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in samba (Fedora):
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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