inet_aton on Solaris 8

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Sun Jan 7 19:34:11 GMT 2001

At 03:10 PM 1/7/01 +0000, Romeril, Alan wrote:
>Hi Richard,
>	I`ve just been trying to do a compile of the cvs sources, but have
>run into the following...
>My system is Solaris 8 running on a Sun Ultra 5 and I`m compiling with Sun`s
>Workshop compilers.
>Compiling smbd/notify_hash.c
>Compiling smbd/notify_kernel.c
>Linking bin/smbd
>Undefined                       first referenced
> symbol                             in file
>inet_aton                           libsmb/clidgram.o
>ld: fatal: Symbol referencing errors. No output written to bin/smbd
>*** Error code 1
>make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `bin/smbd'
>inet_aton isn`t in Solaris :(

Ohh, Damn ... Since I am only using it in the latest source for converting to an IP address, you might be able to replace that with 

   putip(&my_ip, 0);

But I would like to find a better solution for Solaris ...

>I`d also like to check out the CVS of samba 2.2 to see how ACL support is
>doing, could you give me the command line to pull down those sources please?
>I`ve tried /usr/local/bin/cvs -z5 -d :pserver:cvs at
>co SAMBA_2_2 but CVS says 

Yeah, it like:

  co SAMBA -r SAMBA_2_2

or something like that.

>cvs server: cannot find module `SAMBA_2_2' - ignored
>cvs [checkout aborted]: cannot expand modules
>so I`m obviously gimping something up along the way but the CVS pages on the
>samba site aren`t too clear about this procedure.
>Best Regards,

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at
Samba (Team member,, Ethereal (Team member,
Contributing author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
Author, Special Edition, Using Samba

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