Proposal to remove zlib from the Samba tree.

jelmer at jelmer at
Sun Jun 29 03:21:26 MDT 2014

I was assuming we'd make it a mandatory rather than an optional dependency.



On 29 June 2014 09:19:38 BST, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at> wrote:
>On Sat, 2014-06-28 at 08:37 +0100, jelmer at wrote:
>> I like the idea of removing it and always using the system zlib. 
>> Please make sure that the build farm hosts all have zlib installed in
>a way that Samba can use it.
>It would be very useful to know what systems don't have (and can't
>reasonably get) the needed version of zlib on them, to understand the
>best approach here.
>While zlib is 'only' needed for NDR_COMPRESSION, that is in turn used
>for DRSUAPI, which is used in the source3 client as part of net rpc
>samsync, so it isn't easily made an optional dependency. 
>Andrew Bartlett
>Andrew Bartlett             
>Authentication Developer, Samba Team
>Samba Developer, Catalyst IT         

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