Patch to remove zlib.

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Thu Jul 10 04:49:25 MDT 2014

On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 07:17:59AM +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 01:38:52AM +0200, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> > If we're going to support two different configurations, I think it
> > would be easier to support one with system zlib and one with bundled zlib
> > as we do at the moment, rather than librpc with zlib and without zlib.
> We have such a flexible build system these days. Why is it
> difficult to make it such that we just don't support the AD
> DC without zlib? Correct me please if I'm wrong: We depend
> on zlib for compressing DRSUAPI data in a Win2k compatible
> manner only, that's my understanding. Neither our file
> server nor our domain client (winbind) does this. I don't
> see why smbd should strictly depend on zlib when it's not
> used in that code at all. Please explain!

It's not just the build system that is affected. We also have a testsuite that
will have to cope with some builds that don't support certain NDR features -
and we should probably get some buildfarm machines to build without zlib. Users
will get confused becaused their carefully built Samba somehow doesn't support
AD, or their OpenChange doesn't work.

If we want to support systems without zlib installed, then the
current status quo (with Samba optionally using a bundled zlib) is so bad.



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