samba 4 smb.conf substitutions

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Jan 3 23:12:36 GMT 2008

On Thu, 2008-01-03 at 13:42 +0000, Amin Azez wrote:
> Are % substitutions going away in Samba 4 or is it something I can start
> fixing now?
> In loadparm.c:
> #define standard_sub_basic talloc_strdup
> means that lines like:
>   include         = /usr/local/samba/etc/server-%i.conf
> results in smbd complaining:
>   Can't find include file /usr/local/samba/etc/server-%i.conf
> Home directories seem to use string_sub_talloc and only %H is expanded
> Whats the plans?

Yes, they need to be re-introduced.  The challenge is that Samba is no
longer one process per connection.  However, Jelmer's work to avoid
using a global variable for parameters could allow this to be done
correctly, for at least some of the basic subs. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.        

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