I've got a Pi Zero running stretch and when I install netatalk with apt-get it always installs version 2.2.5. When I run apt-cache policy netatalk, it reports that as the Candidate version.

Is there a way I can install Netatalk 3?


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    Why are you still using Stretch? – Milliways Dec 9 '20 at 20:36
  • Why do you need v3 - basic shares etc work fine though it does have a habit of leaving hidden files all over. Speed and stability do not differ to a great extent and the old version was fine with High Sierra (moved before Catalina / Big Sur) Apple are killing AFP (it's not an option on the iPad or iPhone Files option) stage by stage - no idea about the M1 op sys support on-going so it may be worth moving to Samba in any case – user115418 Dec 10 '20 at 0:09
  • Forgot to add - there are build instructions but they do not look simple and think I would want to do a fair number of trials netatalk.sourceforge.net/3.1/htmldocs/installation.html – user115418 Dec 10 '20 at 0:27
  • My version 2 install suddenly stopped working so I figured this might be a time to upgrade. But if there's not any difference in basic functionality, I won't bother. The weird thing is that now when I reinstall version 2, I don't get any of the expected configuration files and other things that should appear in /etc/netatalk – Ben Long Dec 10 '20 at 1:13

Move to Raspberry Pi OS (formerly known as Raspbian) Buster.

It has netatalk 3.1.x in the repo.

  • Unfortunately, moving to Buster breaks the XMLRPC functionality that I need, so I'd prefer to stick with Stretch. – Ben Long Dec 9 '20 at 22:14

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