Renaming s4 'net' to 'samba-tool'

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Wed Oct 27 13:12:39 MDT 2010

On Sun, 2010-10-24 at 08:10 -0700, Kai Blin wrote:
> On 2010-10-24 03:14, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> > I noticed that you tried to do a push a commit which renames
> > 'net' in source4 to 'samba-tool'.
> Jelmer and I discussed some of the steps needed to proceed with the
> merged build system, and net was one of the candidates that we needed to
> keep from both s3 and s4.
> > I think we should first discuss, which name we want to use here.
> > We have to keep this name (I guess) for at least 10 years, so
> > we better make sure we all like it.
> This is something we thought about before starting, and we tried to find
> a name that conveys the use of the tool. Unfortunately, 'net' has always
> been the kitchen-sink tool. As there's already a synchronization tool
> out there called kitchensink, that name was out ;).
> > I don't like 'samba-tool' as name, maybe 'samba-adm' or something similar
> > would be better, if someone has a better idea please tell us.
> I'm happy to put this up to discussion of course. But because it's not
> really a technical decision, I'm not really sure how to resolve this. I
> don't really like samba-adm, it doesn't have anything in it's name that
> makes it stand out from similarly named tools we already have, like
> smbcontrol or smbstatus.
> I'm happy to keep this patch in my personal tree until more people had
> time to provide feedback. I did not intend to step on anybody's feet
> here, we decided that we had to rename s4 net at SambaXP already.
> Unfortunately the hardest part about a rename is coming up with the new
> name. :)
Does anybody else have an opinion on this? samba-tool seems reasonable
to me for the reasons Kai mentions, and it'd be great if we can move
this forward so we can allow installation of both trees at the same



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