sharpe at ns.aus.com
Tue Feb 12 16:16:02 GMT 2002
David W. Chapman Jr. wrote:
>On Wed, Feb 13, 2002 at 10:48:09AM +1030, Richard Sharpe wrote:
>>David W. Chapman Jr. wrote:
>>>>>Is there any reason winbindd is not supported on FreeBSD? I'm just
>>>>>curious of the hold ups, maybe I can get things rolling from the
>>>>>FreeBSD team if there is anything we need to do?
>>>>This is an interesting question. Here at Panasas we have rolled our own
>>>>support by communicating directly using TCP.
>>>>The issue, when I last looked at it, was a good nsswitch implementation.
>>>>I would be interested in keeping across this issue.
>>>Well FreeBSD-STABLE (4.x) doesn't have nsswitch, but FreeBSD-current (5.x)
>>>does. That may be part of the problem.
>>That was the first problem I encountered ... I suspect that, barring
>>some screwed up tests in configure, it will work. I guess I should
>>update my repository and check out FreeBSD-current and see.
>I would appreciate it if you could let me know what you find. As the
>maintainer of the FreeBSD samba port I have received a few requests
Hmmm, having had a brief look at what I think is FreeBSD-current, it
seems that the nsswitch implementation does not use dl_open to pick up
shared libs so that it can be extended ... :-(
This is a crucial piece of functionality for winbindd, it seems.
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