Samba build failures on MacOS X

Simo simo at
Sun Jun 29 18:48:54 MDT 2014

On Mon, 2014-06-30 at 12:36 +1200, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Sun, 2014-06-29 at 19:20 -0500, Steve French wrote:
> > Interesting - the latter is a known problem
> > 
> >
> > 
> > but also interesting that some macports users think Samba no longer
> > supports building on MacOS.   See comment 19
> > 
> >
> I think we should continue to try and support MacOS as much as
> practical, and I said as much here:
> It is unfortunate there is that perception, as the issues appears to
> only build issues and while the fork() thing is weird, it seems from the
> other discussions that it isn't any more or less broken than it always
> has been, but the documentation has been updated.

IIRC the fork issue is not just weird, it breaks some fundamental
assumptions done by samba. You can probably get a toy build working, but
that's all.

I am conflicted on whether we should accept patches to make it build
knowing it is fundamentally broken (for the file server at leats), or if
we should get it to build and then take blame because it doesn't work


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