Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Mon Mar 26 08:21:03 MDT 2012

On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 04:06:38PM +0200, Michael Ströder wrote:
> Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 08:31:19AM +0200, Michael Ströder wrote:
> >> Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> >>> I've tried, but your tests in ldap.py are just too good!
> >> Hmm...using a script/module name ldap.py is not a good idea since one might
> >> run into a name clash with python-ldap which is nowadays installed on many
> >> systems. It may work or it may not work...
> > I don't see how is a problem. A script named ldap.py can't clash with
> > python-ldap since you would be specifying the path to run the script. For a
> > module, we would have to be *installing* it as a top-level module to be
> > problematic.
> It was just a hint. Might be true that it works for you now but later somebody
> re-packages something and you get a name clash within sub-modules.
If somebody installs another Python (sub)module as "samba.ldap" despite that
being in our namespace, then the onus is on them. There would already
be conflicts they have to deal with in that case anyway, such as for

> > If what you were saying was true, then Python programmers would
> > constantly be worrying about their non-toplevel module names and
> > scripts clashing with any possible top-level python modules that could
> > possibly used *somewhere*. Fortunately that is not the case.
> I already hit such cases myself. Of course there's no problem if you won't use
> both modules at once and you can tweak your PYTHONPATH to suit your installation.
With Samba? We install everything under samba/ with the exception of
the three modules that are also usable outside of Samba (talloc, tdb
and ldb). Can you give an example?


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