Using system libtdb in Samba4

simo idra at
Fri Jun 27 18:05:36 GMT 2008

On Fri, 2008-06-27 at 20:00 +0200, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> simo schrieb:
> > On Fri, 2008-06-27 at 16:47 +0200, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> >> here's the branch, we build everything static without .a files,
> >> using MERGED_OBJ instead of STATIC_LIBRARY in the build system.
> >>
> >>;a=shortlog;h=v4-0-merged-obj
> >>
> >> I need to clean this up a bit more, but it passes make quicktest.
> > 
> > This is certainly a way to "fix" the problem, but why you didn't simply
> > allow weak symbols in the .so modules and let glibc do the linking at
> > runtime ?
> The problem is that ldbedit will not have the required symbols to load
> the sam.ldb related modules, that would only work.
> And until we've all the required symbols in a library, having everything
> staticly liked is much easier.

We could link all is needed in the main ldb utils, but I am ok with
linking all .so statically too for now.

> The long term goal should be to support both, but then we need shared
> libraries and shared modules, at least for samdb related ldb modules.

Can we start with libtdb, libtalloc, libevents, libreplace ?

It seem a good starting point to me.


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at>
Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat Inc. <ssorce at>

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