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Tue Dec 2 03:01:20 GMT 2003


Is there any reason why Samba does not make use of libtool and
automake.  It has become very obvious that the patch we are making for
Samba header and make files will need to use automake (for convenience)
and libtool (to maintain portability).

Automake and especially libtool have proven to be very valuable tools
for building portable open source projects.  Before we get too far into
this, it would be interesting to know why Samba does not use of these

If there are no objections, our patch will also include full a
automake/autoconf and libtool build system for all Samba binaries.


Matthew Peterson
Sr. Software Engineer
Caldera Systems, Inc
mpeterson at

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