Samba4 portability

Randy Turner rturner at
Fri Sep 16 03:59:26 GMT 2005

Hi guys,

How would I go about adding an example build platform to the Samba  
build farm?

Thanks for the earlier replies,

On Sep 15, 2005, at 5:30 PM, <tridge at> <tridge at>  

> Randy,
>> Samba4 should be more portable than samba3.
> this is probably true for most issues, but there are some assumptions
> about the OS that we have in Samba4 and not in Samba3. For example, we
> assume in Samba4 that the system has a 64bit integer type of some
> sort. We also rely on more compiler features (such as modern structure
> initialisation methods) than Samba3 does.
> The best way to maximise the chance that any version of Samba is
> portable to your favourite system is to provide an example of the
> system in the Samba build farm. That way all the developers can
> clearly see what portability issues remain. We might need to come up
> with some new approaches for putting embedded systems into the build
> farm, but we could at least automate the build stage and skip the
> automated tests until we know how to do those with non-unix systems.
> Cheers, Tridge

More information about the samba-technical mailing list