RFCs, Debian and Samba build dependencies

Karolin Seeger kseeger at samba.org
Wed Dec 2 02:41:30 MST 2009

Hi Andrew,

On Wed, Dec 02, 2009 at 08:50:20AM +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> Just to let you know, the create-tarball script in 'master' does no such
> thing.  It looks like it does, but the rfc files are still in there, and
> as such, the merged build succeeds. 
> I was going to propose a patch that removes source4 from that tarball,
> but I received objections on IRC this morning, that developers need the
> exact smbtorture4 source that was used to validate the release included
> with the release.  
> As such, if you were to remove the rfc files, it would break this
> functionality.  If you were to choose to do so regardless, I would ask
> that the entire source4 directory be removed, as it will no longer
> build.  (or an alternate solution found, but too much time has already
> been wasted on this). 

I wasn't aware that the merged-build does not work without the RFC files.
I think we should re-add the RFCs to the Samba3 tarballs to fix the merged
build. Debian could remove the RFCs for their Samba3 packages.
Are there any objections?


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