A DRAFT statement on our build systems for Samba 4.0

simo idra at samba.org
Thu May 17 07:29:52 MDT 2012

On Thu, 2012-05-17 at 23:27 +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote: 
> On Thu, 2012-05-17 at 09:12 -0400, simo wrote:
> > On Thu, 2012-05-17 at 17:43 +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > I'm trying to make it clear in our user's minds that we have moved
> > > past
> > > > having a 'file server' build and an 'AD build', and that for almost
> > > all
> > > > users, the top level build is the one they want.
> > 
> > Do we have a toplevel waf switch to build only the file server (+nmbd
> > +optionally winbindd) and not the whole AD DC stuff ?
> Not at the moment.  
> Skipping the new binaries shouldn't be hard, but skipping the libraries
> only then depend on will be a little trickier.  
> If possible I would prefer to avoid having to mark every subsystem as to
> being a 'file server only' or 'full Samba 4.0', but if we cannot
> automate it, I guess this can be done. 
> We should however not box ourselves in - it should be a tool to avoid
> installation of unused code only, not another dividing line between
> parts of the codebase.

My aim is to simply be able to tailor the build to the parts a user
really want to use, for example I wold like a --without-spoolss at some
point, and tat would stop building printing code.


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at samba.org>
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. <simo at redhat.com>

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