PROPOSAL: Use Cmake as the build system for Samba

simo idra at
Wed Feb 17 15:53:52 MST 2010

On Thu, 2010-02-18 at 09:45 +1100, tridge at wrote:
> Hi Andreas,
>  > Is it really such a big problem? It would be possible to bootstrap it on the 
>  > system or install binaries.
> It could be a problem, yes. We don't have a login on most of our build
> systems. We are relying on the support of the people who run the
> systems. They don't always respond to requests for system changes.

Can we ship a binary as part of the build process to the build farm
machines ?

cmake doesn't need to be installed system wide so delivering it
to /home/build/bin/cmake should be enough.

If we can do so we might for those machines that can't build or install
cmake on their own.


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

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