Patch to remove zlib.

Stefan (metze) Metzmacher metze at
Fri Jul 11 07:57:56 MDT 2014

Am 11.07.2014 15:43, schrieb Jelmer Vernooij:
> Hi Ira,
> Thanks for taking this on.
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 07:53:04AM -0400, Ira Cooper wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 4:54 AM, Volker Lendecke <Volker.Lendecke at>
>> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jul 07, 2014 at 12:46:47PM -0400, Ira Cooper wrote:
>>>> Note: To apply it  unxz it then use git am --ignore-whitespace ,
>>> otherwise
>>>> you may have issues.  (xz was used to save the list a good bit of
>>> space...
>>>> it's over 500k gzipped.)
>>>> As far as why: I listened to metze/vl.  I disagree with them.
>>> If we decide to remove zlib and make it a fixed external dependency we
>>> should go the full path and apply the same to at least popt and iniparser
>>> immediately. Next step then would be the wrappers, which are externally
>>> maintained as well. Then after that comes our own 3 libs tdb, talloc,
>>> tevent and possibly ldb. There's one big one that comes after that then,
>>> but which should go as well: Heimdal. It's a slight change in policy,
>>> but a valid one I guess.
>> Actually, I have some of the code needed for the zlib removal done.  I
>> think I'm missing a bit to make it conditional, for AD and the fileserver,
>> but it I'm not far off.
>> Then I have to do the waf parts etc, but still.. I'm hoping I can get it
>> done today.
>> As far as the rest of your points, I'm going to break the libraries into
>> "groups" to be considered.  I personally have a line where I'll stop,
>> because I think we have experience that shows where that line should be.
>> 1. zlib, popt, iniparser, Heimdal - These libraries should be removed as
>> soon as technically feasible.  The wording chosen IS intentional here.
> What do you mean with technically feasible? Do you mean when it is technically
> feasible to build Samba with the system version of these libraries?
> That is already possible at the moment for all four.
>>  Heimdal isn't possible today due to the AD DC, but when it IS possible to
>> build a working AD DC without Heimdal, it no longer belongs in tree.
> It already is possible to build a working AD DC without the bundled 
> Heimdal, using the system Heimdal. We do this for the Debian/Ubuntu packages,
> and Samba has supported this for a long time.

But there're still some patches only in our copy of heimdal.;a=commitdiff;h=70a1b4d8eb710e15ff7a1c8068500dd62f3a3426;a=commitdiff;h=f307cd00f4b14cf14f6fcae9c93378967972a15d

And looking at;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/lorikeet-heimdal-201402190928
show a few more.

The external heimdal versions are also not verified to work completely.
The last import attempt failed because something broke and didn't pass our
tests anymore.


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