Remove smbwrapper?

David Collier-Brown David.Collier-Brown at Sun.COM
Tue Jan 3 15:11:03 GMT 2006

Maybe we should discuss this off-list...


derrell at wrote:
> "Gerald (Jerry) Carter" <jerry at> writes:
>>On Sun, 25 Dec 2005, David Collier-Brown wrote:
>>>  It works fine on Solaris 8 through 10, but I haven't built it lately 
>>>because it defaults to off instead of auto in Configure. That 
>>>discourages me from noticing bugs, you see (;-))
>>>  As it happens, it only uses a small subset of the functionality of 
>>>loadparm, and therefor doesn't need the dependency on tdb that the samba 
>>>server requires.  Indeed, it seems odd to me that it depend on smb.conf 
>>>at all!  It's not a server, after all.
>>I think the issue more than anything else is that smbwrapper (the current
>>code, not derrell's) has no maintainer and hasn't been developed since 
>>tridge dropped it back in the 2.0 days I think.  
>>I would support removing it an replacing it with derrell's new version
>>just to ease support efforts.
> The only problem with this concept is that then people will use it, and I'll
> have to support it. :-)
> The biggest difference from what used to exist in the original version is with
> smbsh: chdir does not work properly in my version.  The user's selection of
> current directory doesn't "stick" and since I have never had a need to use it
> that way, I've never gotten around to figuring out why.  I recall that it was
> a somewhat non-trivial issue.
> Then again, if no one has been using the original version, no one will expect
> it to work. :-)
> Derrell

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