lib_3p system

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Jul 24 00:32:45 MDT 2014

On Thu, 2014-07-17 at 10:49 -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> 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).

For users of the AD DC, building from source is very, very regular.  So
regular that I had to add special checks to our configure and provision
code to ensure they were built with posix ACLs as otherwise folks got
strange and impossible to debug failures.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT

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