CVS update: samba/testsuite/build_farm

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Wed Nov 14 04:51:02 GMT 2001

Martin Pool wrote:
> On 14 Nov 2001, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at> wrote:
> > Given that the -s isn't as well implemented as we would like, why don't
> > we just allow a SMB_LP_PATH environment variable?  This might also
> > assist those doing libsmb client installations without the root privs to
> > make $prefix/smb.conf.
> It's not just the smb.conf -- there are also codepage files and other
> things.  Hopefully they can all be specified by smb.conf, but I have
> to check that is consistently implemented.

Check, but my understanding is that that all the important paths can be
specified.   Codepages certainly can be, as can the private dir (or smb
passwd file), lmhosts and hosts.equiv.

> I'm not sure whether this should be passed by environment variables or
> by command-line arguments.  Either would work and have historical
> precedent.

My impression is that 'real' parameters are used for 'official' options,
while environment variables are used for 'hacks'  (like LIBSMB_PROG). 
An environment variable has the advantage that ou don't have to work it
into the syntax of each individual client/server program.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at

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