Samba 4 build system (was: Re: Samba3 build farm can't execute smbtorture4 anymore)

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Mon Dec 24 01:41:20 GMT 2007

Am Sonntag, den 23.12.2007, 20:31 -0500 schrieb simo:
> On Mon, 2007-12-24 at 02:23 +0100, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> > 
> > And, of course, there's also automake, which has similar problems to
> > the
> > current build system and relies on recursive make, so I guess that's
> > not
> > much of an alternative either.
> What is the problem with this?
Automake generates massive files which are rather tricky to
debug if you're not familiar with its internals. It also uses recursive
make, which is problematic for some reason I don't recall.

> For samba4 at least we already require C99 support, and we are slowly
> doing that for samba3 too. Is requiring gnu make or a make with enough
> functionality too much today ?
GNU make is not very widely available, certainly not as widely as a C
compiler with C99 support. Only the Linux hosts and some BSD hosts on
the buildfarm have it. 


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