[Samba] Building on AIX 5.1, 5.2

Bob Plankers plankers at doit.wisc.edu
Fri Oct 17 20:51:45 GMT 2003

Hello all,

Sorry if you have seen this twice -- I sent this to the other, general
Samba list and didn't see any response.

Has anyone built Samba 3.0.0 (or the 3.0.1pre1 release) on AIX 5.1 or 5.2
using the IBM VisualAge C/C++ 6.0 compilers? I am consistently seeing the

"lib/system.c", line 1325.25: 1506-045 (S) Undeclared identifier ATTR_MAX_VALUELEN.
"lib/system.c", line 1325.25: 1506-195 (S) Integral constant expression with a value greater than zero is required.
"lib/system.c", line 1330.9: 1506-045 (S) Undeclared identifier attrlist_cursor_t.
"lib/system.c", line 1330.28: 1506-045 (S) Undeclared identifier cursor.
"lib/system.c", line 1330.35: 1506-277 (S) Syntax error: possible missing ';' or ','?
"lib/system.c", line 1332.9: 1506-045 (S) Undeclared identifier attrlist_t.
"lib/system.c", line 1332.22: 1506-045 (S) Undeclared identifier al.
"lib/system.c", line 1332.25: 1506-277 (S) Syntax error: possible missing ';' or ','?
"lib/system.c", line 1333.9: 1506-045 (S) Undeclared identifier attrlist_ent_t.
"lib/system.c", line 1333.25: 1506-045 (S) Undeclared identifier ae.
"lib/system.c", line 1361.22: 1506-045 (S) Undeclared identifier ATTR_ROOT.
"lib/system.c", line 1409.52: 1506-045 (S) Undeclared identifier ATTR_DONTFOLLOW.

I set up the build with:

env CC=cc_r CXX=xlC_r ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/samba

It seems that ATTR_MAX_VALUELEN is defined on some systems in
sys/attributes.h. It doesn't appear that AIX has sys/attributes.h, and I
cannot find any headers containing ATTR_MAX_VALUELEN. If I comment out
line 86 of config.h ("#define HAVE_ATTR_LIST 1") I can build the software

My config.log shows that sys/attributes.h is not found, and
ac_cv_header_sys_attributes_h=no. The same section of tests appears to
test for sys/acl.h, attr/xattr.h, sys/cdefs.h, and glob.h. AIX does not
appear to have attr/xattr.h either, but it smells like HAVE_ATTR_LIST is
being set to 1 either way. I'm pretty much an autoconf newbie so I'm not
going to attempt to generate a patch for this, but I can test a fix or
provide an AIX box for a developer...

So, um, am I smoking too much crack & missing something here, am I on to
something, or does someone else have an idea?


Bob Plankers                                    plankers at doit.wisc.edu
University of Wisconsin - Madison                      +1.608.262.7783
Division of Information Technology             http://bob.plankers.com

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