Samba pre-2.0.7 snapshot available.
T.D.Lee at durham.ac.uk
Wed Feb 2 17:18:53 GMT 2000
On Sat, 29 Jan 2000, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> I have made a tarball snapshot of Samba pre-2.0.7
> available at :
> The WHATSNEW.txt file is not yet updated with the list
> of bugfixes, although the man pages should be up to
> date with the new options.
> I'm making this pre1 snapshot available so people can
> test that this release builds correctly on their systems
> and can get some feedback about the bugs we have left to
> fix before shipping "official" 2.0.7.
Status report. (Possibly more to follow, but things are busy, so I'd
better fire this off now, rather than leaving it all until too late.)
o Thanks for including "utmp" patch.
o Error: smbd/connection.c: "utmp_yield()" has different argument types
in declaration and definition. Fails to compile. Patch trivial!
(Seems to have been a tidy-up to original patch which missed a detail.)
o Thought: is the conditional "--with-utmp" necessary? Given that
"configure" will detect the (non)-existence of a utmpx.h file (etc.),
why not simply allow this to take its course? (In the wider context,
such as creating and distributing "packages" and RPMs, these "--blah"
things are most awkward!)
o Thanks for including and tidying the "inherit permissions" patch.
Haven't yet tested it. (Note for previous users of the private patch
from me: this used to be called (provisionally) "inherit mode" but
seems to have been renamed for release.)
o No sign of the inclusion of Veritas quotas (Solaris 2.x) functionality?
Any news on this patch (and/or from Veritas and Sun)?
o Error: Distribution contains "include/config.h" which can conflict
with that derived by end-user site. (We configure/build in a
sub-directory, i.e. "../configure blah blah"; perhaps a build in place
would overwrite the rogue "config.h"; nevertheless the distribution
should not contain that "config.h".)
o In our subdirectory for building the "bin" subdirectory was not
pre-created and the end of the "Make" failed. I don't recall ever
having this problem before (2.0.3, 2.0.4b, 2.0.6pre3, 2.0.6 ...).
o Error(?): There is a "Makefile" in "source". Shouldn't there be just
the "Makefile.in"? (See comment above re: "config.h".)
o A "WHATSNEW" would be nice!
Thanks again. Hope that helps.
I'll try to install it later this week on a test server, and to exercise
those particular feature in which I have a vested interest/responsibility
(particularly utmp, inherit permissions).
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