smbclient 64-bit read/write support, and the lack thereof :-(

jra at jra at
Tue Jan 28 02:46:01 GMT 2003

On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 09:42:27PM -0500, Brian Poole wrote:
> Quoting Pierre Belanger (pbelang1 at from 27 January 2003:
> > Neil,
> > 
> > You might want to "download" the latest Samba from CVS. Check
> > out the Web site on how to do this. There has been an issue
> > fixed in late December 2002 (a + 4GB issue) using smbclient.
> There are still quite a few places in smbtar that are not large file
> safe. Probably some in client.c as well but I haven't looked. One of
> these days if I have time I will try to go through and submit a real
> patch but currently I have tried to pass this off on Herb (though I
> guess it didn't work too well ;-). If others are interested in 
> fixing bugs in this area I can send a small list that I had collected
> from a quick run through of the code.
> I'm rather sorry to hear that 2.2 will not receive these large file
> fixes. I don't view this as continued development but rather as 
> important bug fixes so that there is still a workable stable branch
> until 3.0 has finished stabilizing.

There may yet be a 2.2.8. Don't give up on 2.2.x yet - please keep
sending in large file fixes for 2.2.x.



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