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I am trying to update my samba tool to a 3.6.18 which is the latest in the repository (http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/s/samba/) but apt-get says that my current samba which is 3.6.3 is the latest.

What am I missing?

# /etc/apt/sources.list
deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Release i386 (20130820.1)]/ precise main restricted
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted
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According to packages.ubuntu.com, samba 3.6.3-2ubuntu2.6 is the latest for the precise release. The .deb archives you found in the pool belong to other releases (3.6.18-1ubuntu2 is available for saucy).

Since samba isn't in precise-backports, your best choice is probably to build the new package yourself, e.g. using apt-get source and dpkg-buildpackage. Manually installing the package built for saucy may work, but most likely it'll refuse to start or even install due to Precise also having much older versions of various libraries.

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So if I have a printer but that prevents my printer to print with samba what is my options here is the bug bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/samba/+bug/967410 –  Roman Mandeleil Sep 18 '13 at 11:41

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