It can be done...
michael at felt.demon.nl
Tue Aug 1 10:48:36 UTC 2017
FYI: the nice news first --
'build' finished successfully (....)
root at x064:[/data/prj/samba/samba-4.4.15]
But to get here I had to refer to a few known issues re: AIX and using
xlc as a compiler. Also, a few 'comments' about the configure process.
a) cannot build "out of tree"
Otherwise get error:
python: can't open file './buildtools/bin/waf': [Errno 2] No such file
b) re: https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11417 - cannot find
python development headers
I occasionally get this message - not because the python headers are not
available, but because the ABI aka OBJECT_MODE is not correct. If python
is 64-bit - messages like this occur during configure/make when
OBJECT_MODE is unset, or set to 32.
This is hint I would have added to bugzilla - but no account yet.
c) Bug 11621 time.c - needed (iirc is applied to samba-4.7)
d) Bug 11746 tdbtool.c - the patch works, do not see that it has been
e) (new) bug: "source4/dsdb/samdb/ldb_modules/tombstone_reanimate.c" :
xlc (v11) does not know __PRETTY_FUNCTION__
The hack here is not a proper patch suggestion. Needs to be tied to the
compiler used, not the OS.
337 #ifndef _AIX
338 /* actually needs to be something to identify if GCC, or not */
339 ldb_debug(ldb, LDB_DEBUG_TRACE, "%s\n",
341 ldb_debug(ldb, LDB_DEBUG_TRACE, "%s\n", __FUNCTION__);
f) Bug 11748: ../source4/torture/smb2/lock.c", line 2897.35: 1506-196
(S) Initialization between types "unsigned long" and "struct
smb2_handle" is not allowed.
This patch works, but will not be mainstream. Just noting here that it
occurred, and also in file source4/torture/smb2/replay.c (I expect
changes since the original bug).
Sadly for me, a patch for xlc v13 may never find it's into xlc v11
(which is what I have).
g) Bug 12822: O_NOFOLLOW - eventually, it may come to AIX, but unlikely
it will be on current levels of AIX - and packaging will be difficult.
A "patch" such as:
/* code using O_NOFOLLOW */
worked for me to build.
After these, the build completed (as mentioned above).
Footnote: initially, no LDAP support. And, as waf configure takes some
time - I would have greatly appreciated more caching of the previous
results, rather than have to repeat it so many times to establish SAMBA
All in all - impressed.
p.s. I am hoping the build process accepts something like make
DESTDIR=/some/where/else install - if not, instructions greatly appreciated!
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