gvfs and (lib)smbclient (resend)

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Aug 8 09:31:55 MDT 2014

On Fri, Aug 08, 2014 at 10:13:40AM +0200, Stef Bon wrote:
> 2014-08-04 22:42 GMT+02:00 Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org>:
> > On Mon, Aug 04, 2014 at 10:31:33PM +0200, Stef Bon wrote:
> >> Jeremy,
> >>
> >> what do you think of being not stable exactly please.
> >
> > It's not built or shipped as an external library,
> > so we change it at will for internal uses (for example
> > the last big change was when I added all the code to
> > make cli_XXXX() calls use SMB[2|3] under the covers
> > so it was available to smbclient.
> Does it stay this way? If so, I better do not use it for a fuse fs.

The problem is the cli_XXX API just isn't complete yet.

Look at the code being discussed to allow cli_rename()
to overwrite the target.

This depends on Win7 (which doesn't seem to implement
the path-based rename trans2 semantics, only handle
based - gotta check this myself) and fallback code
etc. etc.

We're just not at the stage where we can consider
cli_XXX an externally supported API yet. We might
get there, but it's going to take a while as we
don't know everything we need yet.


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