Heimdal Futures

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sun Jul 10 03:43:00 GMT 2005

On Sun, 2005-07-10 at 13:38 +1000, tridge at samba.org wrote:
> Andrew,
>  > So, as I see it, the main blocker on this would be build system issues:
>  > 
>  > Currently the Heimdal build induces a number of warnings, mostly
>  > triggered not by flaws in the codebase, but by the way we build it.  We
>  > also don't handle dependencies very well.  
> I don't think that importing all the rest of heimdal would help that,
> unless we actually moved to doing recursive configure, which I think
> would be a very bad idea.

Agreed, it would only help if we went down a static linking route, which
we are not.  There are issues with the heimdal_build system that seem to
stem (as far as I see it) from having multiple headers called

>  > Now, perhaps getting the situation in the tree will help fix these
>  > issues, but I just want to check that folks will be happy to put up with
>  > a large pile of extra warnings being introduced into our largely
>  > warning-free build.
> I think both the build problems and the warnings are likely to get
> fixed faster if its in the tree. Hopefully you will then be able to
> work with lha to reduce the warnings?

The one that causes the most pain is due to HAVE_H_ERRNO not being
defined, which comes back (as far as I could tell) to the config.h issue
I mentioned above.

There are other shadowed variable warnings, which lha has been actively
removing from the main heimdal tree, and which I've been merging across
when I update lorikeet/heimdal.

> I certainly don't think this should hold up putting the code in.

If you are happy to drown in warnings for a bit, I'm happy to supply
them! :-)

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Samba Developer, SuSE Labs, Novell Inc.        http://suse.de
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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