lib_3p system

Jeremy Allison jra at
Thu Jul 17 11:49:10 MDT 2014

On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 05:13:53AM +0200, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:

> 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.

Just a point - I believe there are fewer
'regular users who are trying to build Samba' these days.
Although it's more popular with Samba4 than it
has been for years, due to the new AD feature.

Mostly it's packagers and distros I think.
This is merely anecdotal data, I don't have
hard numbers - but I think self-building
users are a smaller and smaller part of our
customers these days.

(That's not to say I want to make things
inconvenient for them, just that I think
downloading a third-party library tarball
from isn't such a major hassle).


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