I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 and samba 3.6 (the version of samba that is installed for Ubuntu 12.10, by default). Everything works fine. I can access shared folders and shared printers of Windows PCs.
I read that Samba4 provide access and login to ActiveDirectory of Windows Server (more fluent access that Samba 3.6), so I want install Samba4.
Can I replace samba3.6 with samba4? OR Can I install samba4 alongside samba3.6?
Samba4 (SAMBA) is the next version of Samba 3.6 (SMB) or are differents packages and services?
Samba4 provide all the same functionality that Samba 3.6 plus all the functionality to access and use ActiveDirectory ? Samba3.6 provide access to ActiveDirectory?
I decided to test samba4 and I tried to remove samba 3.6. Everything was fine until I tried to remove libwclient (or libwclient0). When I mark it to be removed in Synaptic, I get a notice that is necessary to remove kde-runtime, mplayer, k3b, gecko, gnome mplayer, lubuntu-desktop, etc, etc. So I didn't remove and I reinstalled all of samba3.6
What happen if i remove samba3.6 completly (libwclient (or libwclient0) too), what happen with this software (kde-runtime, mplayer, k3b, gecko, gnome mplayer, lubuntu-desktop, etc, etc)
Can I install samba4 and get all the same functionality that samba3.6 (access to shared folders and printers of windows) plus ActiveDirectory and reinstall all that software (kde-runtime, mplayer, k3b, gecko, gnome mplayer, lubuntu-desktop, etc, etc) and this software will with samba4 instead of samba3.6?
(Sorry for my english)