Samba 4 build system - more thoughts on scons

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Mon Sep 19 13:03:56 GMT 2005

On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 09:44:17PM +1000, Tim Potter wrote about 'Re: Samba 4 build system - more thoughts on scons':
> On Mon, 2005-09-19 at 09:40 +0200, Stefan Metzmacher wrote:
> > > does scons really replace configure too? When I looked at it a few month
> > > ago I got the impression, that it only replaces make.
> > Ok, I reread the docs and it seems to be what we need.
> Last time I looked at the configure replacement stuff it didn't look
> terribly useful.  It might be easier to switch one bit at a time - first
> the build system, dependencies etc, then the configure business.
It does cover pretty much everything we need as far as I've seen - testing 
whether C headers are present, whether give code compiles, finding libraries and
functions. Anything in particular you were missing?

I'll add a SConstruct file to SVN shortly that does a simple
compile so that we can work on both systems in parallel.

Changing the configure stuff over later would be a good idea. I was
initially planning on doing it all at once, but I guess you're right
in that we could leave some of the nasty bits (such as the developer
flags) in the configure script for now.



Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at> -
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