Cross-compiling with 4.1 ?

Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue Oct 15 13:12:26 MDT 2013

On Tue, Sep 03, 2013 at 09:09:30AM +1200, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> Given the autoconf build is still supported in 4.0, you should at least
> be able to move to that.  Of course, we do need to fix this for you to
> move to 4.1.

The lack of cross compiling for 4.1.x is becoming a serious
impediment for OEMs for Samba 4.1.x.

I've flagged bug:

as a critical regression.

Do we have anyone on the Team who is a waf expert
and willing to step up and fix this ?

If not the only alternative will be to restore
autoconf functionality for building smbd and the
other file server components in the next release
of 4.1.x.

If we can't fix this it is clear that we prematurely
replaced autoconf without having a replacement for
all of the parts that Samba users depend on, and
we must revisit that decision.


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