samba4 just shrank again ...

tridge at tridge at
Wed Oct 13 20:06:15 MDT 2010

Samba4 has gone on a diet again :-)

Thanks to some great work by Jelmer on removing dependency loops, the
s4 build has shrunk some more. A full install of a non-developer build
on sn-devel is now 58M in size. This includes some parts you would not
normally include in an install, such as smbtorture (at 6.4M) and
ndrdump (which is 3.1M).

As there have been concerns raised that the AD parts of Samba4 may
make it too big for embedded boxes, I thought it would be worth
comparing to a full s3 install. On sn-devel a full s3 install is
currently 132M. This includes some test tools as well of course. It
will be interesting to see how much the s3 waf build can reduce this

I hope this helps allay some fears that the AD support in s4 will make
it too large to be used on embedded systems.

I also noticed that current s3 master didn't build without socket
wrapper. I wonder if we should add a non-developer build to the list
of things autobuild tests, to ensure we don't ever do a release that
doesn't work in non-developer mode?

Cheers, Tridge

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