[PATCH] waf: Fix the build on openbsd

Ira Cooper ira at samba.org
Sat Feb 7 18:06:44 MST 2015

On Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 3:32 AM, Volker Lendecke <Volker.Lendecke at sernet.de>

> On Tue, Feb 03, 2015 at 03:00:18PM +0100, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > Right, but is it something close to binary code patching the
> > right strategy? We will have to revisit each and every of
> > those patches when someone imports a new waf. I think it's
> > easier to find all changes to wafadmin if they actually
> > happen in wafadmin/. You can do a
> >
> > cd buildtools/wafadmin; git log .
> >
> > if you keep the changes in wafadmin. If we sprinkle patches
> > to wafadmin to wafsamba, they are completely separate and
> > much harder to find.
> Any more opinions on this? The alternative would be to just drop OpenBSD,
> which would be a fair decision. OpenBSD has more things that are missing
> like xattrs, acls, even nsswitch is missing, so it would be a valid
> decision not to build on OpenBSD anymore. It would be a bit sad that
> due to a clear waf bug we can't build anymore, but if we can not reach
> consensus on how to fix it we can decide to just do nothing and leave it
> unfixed.

Well, maybe this actually asks another question?

What platforms do we REALLY support?  And are there shades of grey?



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