SWAT will be removed from the Samba package

Andreas Schneider asn at redhat.com
Tue May 21 12:48:58 UTC 2013

On Monday 25 February 2013 17:33:09 Andreas Schneider wrote:
> On Monday 25 February 2013 10:09:50 Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 9:08 AM, Andreas Schneider <asn at redhat.com> wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > > 
> > > the Samba Team has announced [1] that it will remove SWAT from the Samba
> > > Suite. SWAT is unmaintained and has the most security bugs.
> > 
> > Andrew, I'm in that thread on the Samba mailing list at
> > http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2013-February/171643.html. I
> > don't see an actual decision there, just a call for discussion. Also,
> > if you decide to remove the samba-swat package from the samba suite,
> > should it be obsoleted or merely reported as conflicting with new
> > samba-common releases, to make sure people delete it before doing
> > upgrades and getting in dependency trouble? It might even be better
> > pulled as part of the next Samba 4.0.4 package.
> That's why I stated below that I will remove it when it gets removed in the
> Samba development tree upstream.
> I will handle the correct deinstallation of samba-swat when it gets removed
> but thanks for the idea with handling it in samba-common.
> I'm sure it will take some time till it gets removed.

The time has come. SWAT has been removed from Samba and I will remove it in 
F19 and newer now.

	-- andreas

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