Testing --use-rfc2307

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Apr 28 06:16:06 UTC 2017

On Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:47:52 +1200
Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 2017-04-27 at 21:57 +0100, Rowland Penny wrote:
> > 
> > I have patches for 'samba-user create' that will obtain the NETBios
> > domain name automatically, I haven't sent them to list because I
> > cannot
> > get a test to work because NONE of the test environments seem to
> > load ypServ30.ldif. Do I attempt to modify the perl scripts
> > (something I know nothing about) and possibly break something else
> > or what ?
> Yes, you will need to modify the provision command for one of the test
> environments to set --use-rfc2037
> It shouldn't break anything else, but naturally that is a risk.

Look, I will speak bluntly, to me, Perl is gobbledegook, I do not
fully understand it, never mind write something in it. I will not try
and learn Perl just to fix something that should not need fixing.
> > Can anybody explain why this was never noticed before ? I supposed
> > this
> > means that ypServ30.ldif is broken ;-)
> We have a great amount of technical debt, particularly in untested
> code.  Additional tests to address this would be most welcome.

Something that is used as much as 'ypServ30.ldif' should have been
tested from day one and I was shocked when I discovered that it has
NEVER been tested.

I cannot fix this, I do not have the technical knowledge to fix it.


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