FHS defaults for samba4

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Jan 6 07:03:04 GMT 2006

On Fri, 2006-01-06 at 17:48 +1100, Brad Hards wrote:
> On Friday 06 January 2006 06:05 am, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > One of these is FHS.  The use of lib for the smb.conf file in the
> > default prefix and the like has been with us for many long years, and we
> > need to fix that up.  In Samba3, debian and the like have patches that
> > change Samba's core to fix this up (even in addition to the --with-fhs
> > configure option), but we should avoid having to do that.
> Can I suggest that you might want to put a "4" suffix in applicable places to 
> allow parallel installations (probably not critical for cache directories, 
> since you presumably won't be running both, but maybe nice for consistency 
> anyway).

The idea is attractive at first, but gets very messy very quickly, if
you want to achieve anything more than what we get with --prefix

For it to work with parallel installations of RPMs, we would have to
suffix every binary.  Then we should also update the manpage
names/contents, init scripts and some of the scripts which invoke

In any case I'll certainly try and allow such things in the future, but
I won't aim for it as an initial step.  Autoconf has some idea of
execuatable suffix which will help in some places.  The other thing
might be the 'alternatives' system.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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