Proposed changes to examples/VFS/

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at
Mon Jun 4 23:07:10 MDT 2012

Hi folks,

Here are the changes that I think will work for FreeBSD and
OpenIndiana/Solaris with Solaris make. I have tested that it works on
Linux, and will test on OpenIndiana. It would be useful is someone can
test FreeBSD.

Also, comments ...

commit c316bc4535ef986fe360f853585558ce52b51c50
Author: Richard Sharpe <realrichardsharpe at>
Date:   Sat Jun 2 22:27:22 2012 -0700

    Make it possible to build under Solaris make as well as FreeBSD and Linux. A

diff --git a/examples/VFS/ b/examples/VFS/
index db787de..ba41923 100644
--- a/examples/VFS/
+++ b/examples/VFS/
@@ -27,6 +27,13 @@ libdir               = @libdir@

 VFS_LIBDIR     = $(libdir)/vfs

+# Note, if make fails, it might be because your version of make does not
+# support what we need. Try installing GNU make and rerun make.
+# Note also, that if your module requires more than one object file to be
+# linked in you will have to modify to accommodate your needs and
+# then rerun configure before you can build.
 # Change these targets to the names of your modules if building out of tree
 MODULES                = skel_opaque. at SHLIBEXT@ shadow_copy_test. at SHLIBEXT@ \
                skel_transparent. at SHLIBEXT@
@@ -37,13 +44,19 @@ all: $(MODULES)


-. at OBJEXT@. at SHLIBEXT@:
-       @echo "Linking $<"
-       @$(CC) $(LDSHFLAGS) $(LDFLAGS) $*. at OBJEXT@ -o $*. at SHLIBEXT@
+# You might need to create an explicit rule for your shared object if your
+# shared object is built from multiple .c files.

-.c. at OBJEXT@:
+.c. at SHLIBEXT@:
        @echo "Compiling $<"
        @$(CC) $(FLAGS) -c $< -D$*_init=samba_init_module
+       @echo "Linking $@"
+       @$(CC) $(LDSHFLAGS) $(LDFLAGS) $*. at OBJEXT@ -o $*. at SHLIBEXT@
+# You might need to uncomment this if you have other .c files to compile
+#.c. at OBJEXT@:
+#      @echo "Compiling $<"
+#      @$(CC) $(FLAGS) -c $< -D$*_init=samba_init_module

 install: default
        $(INSTALLCMD) -d $(VFS_LIBDIR)

Richard Sharpe

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