Proposal to remove zlib from the Samba tree.

Ira Cooper ira at
Mon Jun 30 06:01:38 MDT 2014

On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 12:51 AM, Volker Lendecke <Volker.Lendecke at
> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 10:22:57AM +1200, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > So we have some data to work with here, do you have a list of systems
> > this dependency might cause a problem for?
> Just recently we (SerNet) were asked by a customer to make
> a bare minimum installation of Samba available on a Solaris
> box and two different AIX versions available. This job is
> difficult enough today, I don't want another hurdle.


Is this a:

"I don't know if it will be harder so I am scared."


"These systems lack zlib, so they are using the samba zlib, and are
potentially sensitive to how you detect zlib."

There's a big difference.



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