Samba4 latest from git - make quicktest fails

Mike Howard mike at
Thu Oct 20 10:35:32 MDT 2011

On 20/10/2011 13:48, Mike Howard wrote:
> On 19/10/2011 23:48, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>> On Wed, 2011-10-19 at 17:22 +0200, Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer wrote:
>>> Abartlet, Tridge,
>>> do you have the opportunity to look into this? It is really odd for
>>> people seeing "make quicktest" failing when the wiki claims that it
>>> should pass. Something needs to be done here since we've got already
>>> four or five requests on the same issue (most times in Bugzilla so I've
>>> merged them in one report). The bug contains some logs:
>> Matthias,
>> The challenge appears to be to do with the packages that are installed
>> on the system.  For example, I have been unable to replicate this on my
>> Centos 5 system, despite this being listed as a 'failing' platform, and
>> clearly it passes autobuild and runs on various developer machines.
> My apologies, I sent this reply directly to Andrew by mistake.
> make quicktest worked on my debian x86_64 system until approximately 4 
> or 5 days ago using the latest source from git. It failed as of 
> yesterday. I will attempt to add packages to negate missing items 
> reported during 'configure-developer', on a bit by bit basis.

Before I tried adding packages I built samba and ran 'make quicktest' on 
a similar (hardware) debian system as the one where 'make quicktest' 
fails and this succeeded. Comparing the output from 
./configure-developer, the only things that were reported as not found 
on the fail system (that were not reported as 'not found' on the pass 
system) were the following two items;

Checking for program yapp                : not found
Checking whether acl_get_perm_np() is available        : not found

In fact, there was more reported as 'not found' on the system where 
'make quicktest' succeeds. It also appears that consistently more tests 
are performed on the systems that fail though the skip file is the same.


Michael Howard        mike at dewberryfields dot co dot uk

More information about the samba-technical mailing list