Samba config and Elektra(a secound attempt)

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Fri Feb 25 05:35:04 MST 2011

On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 04:23:15AM -0800, Joseph Stein wrote:
> As many of you may have know(I know buy reading this
> list) ,in the past,  an Elektra developer tried to git
> samba Elektrified and it was rejected.  From what I read
> and understand it was  because Elektra broke samba
> config(it did not leave the config file un-touch), it had
> no way to keep backward compatibility of the current way
> samba loaded it's configuration.
>    This I believe this has been fixed
>    in Elektra-8.0-miles4 which you can git from git With
>    the command  

If I remember correctly then Elektra is something vaguely
resembling the Windows registry data model. It might be an
alternative to attempt writing an Elektra-based backend for
the Samba registry. That is not yet a cleanly modular
interface, but Samba can already store its configuration in
its registry. Right now this registry configuration is not
(yet) correctly modularized, and putting in Elektra into all
the places where the registry configuration is hooked in
seems a bit flaky to me.

Eventually we will have a clean libsmbconf interface that
should be easily pluggable, but at this moment it might be
better to hide behind the registry API.

With best regards,

Volker Lendecke

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