Currently I'm a senior software engineer at the SUSE Labs of SUSE Linux in Nuremberg, Germany. My main focus is Samba for all openSUSE and SUSE Linux based products, in particular the SUSE Linux Enterprise product series.
Samba at SUSE/ Novell
Besides our daily work we provide an as recent as possible Samba RPM packaging service for SUSE Linux users. All builds are created from one common source tree and therefore provide the same and a consistent feature set across all supported SUSE Linux products.
This service got expanded with the help of the openSUSE Build Servicei (BS). The BS allows us to provide binaries based on the same configuration to CentOS, Fedora, Mandriva, Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), openSUSE, and SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) users. On the other side the BS also allows us to provide packages which are not the most current ones but which are maintained in the same way as it is the case for the SLE products.
It's possible to identify the particular Samba package revision in use by checking for the unique Source Timestamp is encoded into the RPM package information. This is accessible via rpm -qi samba-client for example. Please include this information with any bugreport.
From the openSUSE wiki Samba articles (english/ german) you find links to the different SUSE Linux installation sources of most current Samba packages. These sources are valid repositories useable by YaST, yum, or smart.They include packages for several openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) desktop and server products. Right now we cover SLE versions 9, 10, and 11. Packages for CentOS, Fedora, Mandriva, Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) are also build but are less tested. Feedback and contribution is welcome!
In the openSUSE wiki articles you also find information about how to report bugs.
It's best to contact me by electronic mail even if I am available on IRC.
© 2006-2010 Lars Müller - always in motion - 2010-02-11