Releases, locking and ldb

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Wed Jun 28 21:54:34 UTC 2017

On Wed, 2017-06-28 at 21:47 +0200, Stefan Metzmacher wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> > > The only good news is that I have confirmed that 4.6 fails with 1.1.31
> > > for 'make test TESTS=fsmo', and that the proposed 1.1.32 fixes this
> > > specific test. 
> > > 
> > > This took me the whole work day, so the lack of a clear resolution is a
> > > little deflating, but I hope this helps.  
> Thanks for all these tests!
> > I think the best course of action is to say the supported version of
> > ldb for 4.6 is the version it shipped with, nothing else.  There is
> > nothing gained by including the more recent patches, only risk.  
> > 
> > I would suggest to un-release the 1.1.30 and 1.1.31 versions from the
> > download page to avoid packaging by distributions (replace with a note
> > saying they are withdrawn).
> I also thought about something similar.


> I'd also try to add a maxversion and/or a blacklist
> to CHECK_BUNDLED_SYSTEM_PKG() and put that to 4.6 and 4.5.


> I'll also try to see if I get something like your
> ldb.h #ifdef _SAMBA_BUILD_
> hack also to work.

OK.  BTW putting it in ldb_module.h was deliberate, to avoid it being
in a header more public than strictly required.

> > > Please advise what the most useful next step towards a resolution here
> > > is.
> > 
> > Sorry to be a bother, but due to timezones and the few working hours
> > before the freeze I need to ask to ensure I apply my time most
> > effectively:
> > 
> > What are the next steps I need to do to progress this?
> Maybe review my gensec patches I posted yesterday
> and try to get some more content for the WHATSENEW.txt,
> then I'll have more time to think about the ldb stuff
> and propose a final solution. 

Sure, I can do that.  You can expect both later today.

> (I'm pretty sure we'll get there in time:-)

Can we ensure we switch on the multi-process ldap as well?


Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett             
Authentication Developer, Samba Team
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT

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