Please remove system-config-samba from Ubuntu

Bug #1740419 reported by Jeremy Bícha
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
system-config-samba (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

system-config-samba was never uploaded to Debian and is unmaintained in Ubuntu.

The Ubuntu bugs reported for system-config-samba are concerning.

I came across this package because it build-depends on rarian (which we're removing) and depends on python-glade2 (which will be removed soon-ish).

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in system-config-samba (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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asensio (asensio) wrote :

I was going to file a bug because system-config-samba still uses the deprecated gksu on Bionic, but... nevermind.

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Jeremy Bícha (jbicha) wrote :

It was also abandoned in Fedora which I believe was its upstream.

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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Removing packages from disco:
 system-config-samba 1.2.63-0ubuntu6 in disco
  system-config-samba 1.2.63-0ubuntu6 in disco amd64
  system-config-samba 1.2.63-0ubuntu6 in disco arm64
  system-config-samba 1.2.63-0ubuntu6 in disco armhf
  system-config-samba 1.2.63-0ubuntu6 in disco i386
  system-config-samba 1.2.63-0ubuntu6 in disco ppc64el
  system-config-samba 1.2.63-0ubuntu6 in disco s390x
Comment: Ubuntu-only, no new upstream in 10 years, depends on obsolete rarian; LP: #1740419
1 package successfully removed.

Changed in system-config-samba (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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Coeur Noir (coeur-noir) wrote :


So what is now the friendly solution for managing samba users and samba shares ?

This one was just enough, relatively simple but with samba users management.

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Coeur Noir (coeur-noir) wrote :


removing a package without replacing its features by something else is NOT a fix.

It's just a feature removal.

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Pablo Mentzinis (mentzinis) wrote :

I agree with Coeur Noir. basically we are left with nothing as neither system config samba nor Gadmin-Samba are a viable option any more.

It would be really great if someone in the community could come forward with a real fix.

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