libsmb in samba-tng

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Fri Sep 29 04:35:04 GMT 2000

Tim Potter wrote:
> > <summary>
> >
> >   TNG has shared libraries.  HEAD does not.  smbclient
> >   has not been updated in TNG since that was not related
> >   to the rpc development work
> >
> > </summary>
> It's a little bit more complicated than that.  There are some
> questions whether the libtool stuff is the right way to go or
> not.  The whole "let's wrap everything up in a shell script" is
> pretty ugly.

Yeah, well I was ignoring that.  Just the facts, sir. Just 
the facts....

I think there are several design decisions that need to 
be laid to rest once and for all (at least for a significant 
amount of time)  This is one of them.

> Making a more or less standalone libsmb could be another
> interesting project for someone to have a look at.  Currently, if
> you want to use any of the functions in libsmb, you also need
> PARAM_OBJ, DEBUG_OBJ, UBIQX_OBJ and probably some other random
> stuff.
> Untangling all the coupling between the various samba subsystems
> would be great for reusing code in other projects.

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