3.0alpha24: make bug (or more...)

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu May 15 14:45:02 GMT 2003

On Thu, 2003-05-15 at 23:29, David Lee wrote:
> I grabbed 3.0alpha24 this morning and began to build it, and quickly hit a
> bug.  (Our platform is Sun/Solaris8 but the bug is a general one.)  I
> logged a patch (bugzilla 83), but it looks as though one bug leads to
> another and so on...
> The problem (or connected string of them) probably won't affect a simple
> "builddir == srcdir" configuration.
> But for those sites (e.g. with multiple architectures) which use multiple
> "builddir", separate from each other and from "srcdir", the start of this
> potentially long string is immediately evident.
> In trying to fix and provide patches for these problems, I uncovered what
> seems to be a systematic problem in Makefile.in's use of autoconf's
> "srcdir"  and "builddir" around "proto.h" and the new (at alpha24)
> "build_options.c".
> I would very much like to help fix this problem, and to do so cleanly.
> But during this I would need the advice of the people responsible for
> maintaining "Makefile.in", "script/mkproto.sh", "script/mkproto.awk" etc.
> We could easily do this on samba-technical, but to most folks (with
> "builddir == srcdir") the ensuing discussion would probably be annoying
> noise.
> Could the relevant person (persons) please contact me?

Do it only the list.  I always think more noise is better than less, and
if manages to raise some awareness about how not to do this next time,
then it will be worth it :-)

Put your questions - and see who bites :-)

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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