Get Samba version or capability information from Windows

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Fri Jan 18 15:04:09 GMT 2008

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Volker Lendecke wrote:
| On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 03:44:46PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
|> Here's another question: Where would you get the git commit number and
|> date from, if the source tree from which you build is not under git
|> control?  For instance if you use the release source tar archive, or if
|> you use a vendor's source rpm.  Sorry if that's a dumb question.
| This needs to come from the build process somehow. Look for
| example at script/
| Jerry, would it make sense to encode the git commit id
| of a release somewhere in the official tar file?
| Volker

Vendors are asked to moify the Vendor tag suffix in the
VERSION file.  So smbd -V should tell you if you have upstream
or if you have a vendor version.  If not, then we need to
push back at the vendor in question.

I could put the tag hash in the release notes but I doubt it
is really all that helpful since in order to make any use of it
you have to know how to use git.  And at that point, you really
just want the tag name anyways.

Hope I understood the question.

cheers, jerry
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