proposal: merge waf build of s4 to master

Stefan (metze) Metzmacher metze at
Mon Apr 5 03:40:52 MDT 2010

Volker Lendecke schrieb:
> On Mon, Apr 05, 2010 at 06:58:40PM +1000, tridge at wrote:
>>  > Go to an arbitrary default Solaris/AIX/Whatever box (Solaris
>>  > is most popular for me), download samba-latest.tar.gz, type
>>  > in ./configure;make and get a (possibly not fancy) smbd.
>> I presume you wouldn't mind if the non-python version was called
>> something other than configure?
> Sure. I don't see the technical requirement to rename it
> (does waf depend on being called configure?), but if this
> needs to be done, so be it.
>> For stage 2 of the proposed build change, the autotools build would be
>> ./configure. If we decide to go to stage 3 for Samba3 (where the new
>> build system becomes the default), then I'd suggest that the old
>> configure script have a different name, so that ./configure gets the
>> primary build system for the project.
> Where does the need to convert Samba3 from? Who of the
> Samba3 developers and users have complained about the build
> system in Samba3?

I'd really like to get rid of the need of 'make clean'.
It costs a lot of time to always do a complete rebuild
after local changes or a git rebase origin/master.
And I assume I'm not the only one who wasted a lot of time
debugging crashes because of an inconsistent builds.


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