lib_3p system

Stefan (metze) Metzmacher metze at
Thu Jul 17 01:49:57 MDT 2014

Hi Andrew,

>>>> What's the advantage of a second git repository, versus just removing
>>>> your local copy of lib_3p ?
>>> The advantage is to "default to safe".  The first commit shows some of the
>>> danger of leaving lib_3p in the tree.
>> This will make building Samba from git more painful for anybody who
>> has a system that currently lacks one of these bundled libraries.
>> I can see the value in being able to build without any bundled
>> libraries, mostly for packagers and developers verifying we don't
>> accidentally rely on bundled libraries. It's not worth inconveniencing
>> regular users who are trying to build Samba.
> The attached patch changes the dist to distcheck in the samba-libs
> target.  This does yet another build of Samba, but this time from the
> tarball and also an install/uninstall in /tmp.  If using /tmp would be
> an issue, an additional waf patch will be required. 

Yes, it is. We need to keep everything under 'testbase'.

Otherwise is looks good.


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