autoconf build system procedure needed

Rowland Penny rpenny at
Wed Apr 12 13:11:09 UTC 2017

On Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:30:35 +0530
Jawath Muckdhar via samba-technical <samba-technical at>

> Hi Team,
>   I have compiled samba-4.5.5 with waf.
>   But, there were 93 shared libraries required by 'smbd'
>   The size of the shared libraries occupy around 35 MB.
>   Now, I cannot use 'waf' build system as it creates executables and
> shared libraries with huge size.  I need to use the 'autoconf' build
> system in order to reduce the size of the executable and the number
> of shared libraries.
>   My requirement is that I want a samba server only for "File
> Sharing" with basic authentication using 'smbpasswd' (encrypted).
> Other features like print sharing, AD domain controller, NT4 domain
> controller, local domain master are not needed.
>  I refer the below link and came to know about 'autoconf' build
> system to be used in samba-4.5.5 to create small size executable and
> shared libraries.
>   Kindly reply with the procedure to use 'autoconf' build and provide
> your valuable feedback.

The Autoconf build system was removed when 4.1.0 came out, so, as far as
I am aware, you can only build Samba using waf now.


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