What libraries libsmbclient needs to be linked to?

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri May 14 13:20:00 GMT 2004

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Timur I. Bakeyev wrote:

| I'm trying to (re)make a separate package for
| libsmbclient, so it can be  installed in the system
| without server part of the samba. The thing is,
| that if you have Kerberos and LDAP libraries in
| the system, they'll be linked against libsmbclient.
| My question is - is it really necessary? Does
| libsmbclient part actuall  use LDAP and Kerberos for
| it's client functions or it's just relict of
| linking them against the server part? I.e. would
| the functionality of libsmbclient be truncated, if
| not to link against this libraries :)?
| The same question applies to samba-python :)

My guess is that it is an artifact of our Makefile.
I doubt libsmbclient really needs krb5 & ldap
unless it inherits some of the authentication
code from Samba.  I could be wrong here.  I'm just
giving an educated guess.  Haven't looked at the code.

cheers, jerry
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