Samba and Python 3 (Was: Port pytalloc to Python 3)

Petr Viktorin pviktori at
Mon Dec 22 10:03:23 MST 2014

On 12/05/2014 11:10 AM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Fri, 2014-12-05 at 11:04 +0100, Petr Viktorin wrote:
>> If you're asking why *I* don't hold off porting Samba, it's because
>> Samba it's a part of the Fedora Live DVD, and the goal is to remove
>> Python 2 from that completely. Porting FreeIPA can wait until later,
>> when we try to tackle the entire distro.
> Thanks, that is helpful context.  It has been fun to see Samba become a
> core and required project for Linux, but it has me curious:  What on the
> live DVD is using our python bindings?

Thanks for the question, and sorry for my late answer.

The live DVD uses the Samba client. That depends on libsamba-net, where 
"join" and "vampire" use param/provision.c, which imports the provision 
Python module.


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