Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Wed Nov 21 13:59:22 MST 2012

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 01:02:52PM +0000, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 21/11/12 12:47, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> >On Wed, 2012-11-21 at 12:04 +0000, Rowland Penny wrote:
> >>Hello,
> >>   we seem to have an interesting problem here, Andrew Bartlett has
> >>created a Samba bug report: Bug 9415 - SWAT *.msg files not installed
> >>with waf
> >>This by itself is not a problem, but it is also listed as a blocker on
> >>Bug 8622 - Samba 4.0 can't be released
> >>
> >>So what is the problem? the problem is that Samba 4 cannot be released
> >>until bug 9415 is sorted out, but why bother because Swat itself is so
> >>broken and out of date it cannot be installed. It relys on pylons, but
> >>pylons seem to have been replaced by pyramids.
> >You are confusing SWAT with SWAT2.  The bug represents a simple patch to
> >our wscript files that won't take long to sort out, but which I don't
> >quite have time for right now.  Blocker bugs like this go in and out of
> >that tracker each day, it isn't a great drama.
> >
> >SWAT is pure C.  The various SWAT2 efforts don't seem to have come to a
> >productive result, which is sad, but that is up to those maintaining
> >those efforts, which are outside Samba at this point.
> >
> >Andrew Bartlett
> >
> Ok and thanks for clarifying that Andrew, but as that is the case,
> it raises a couple of further questions:
> does swat work with samba4 and if so how do you use it?
> I tried running the swat binary and going to
> but this does not work, I also tried https, this did not work
> either.

The old SWAT is an inetd application. See the manpage for details on
how to install it:



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