Why is gnutls-3.4.7 needed for samba-4.8.0 with "--with-dc" enabled?

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Mon Apr 23 05:30:50 UTC 2018

On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 07:25:10AM +0300, Alexander Bokovoy via samba-technical wrote:
> On su, 22 huhti 2018, Nico Kadel-Garcia via samba-technical wrote:
> > I've been looking at backporting Samba 4.8.0 to RHEL and CentOS 7, and
> > see that there is a hard-coded dependency for gnutls 3.4.7 or later
> > iif "--with-dc" is enabled. Backporting gnutls-3.4.7 into RHEL or
> > CentOS 7 is.... a lot more work than I'd personally want to take on.
> > 
> > Is the dependency on gnutls-3.4.7 a hard dependency?
> Yes, it is. Backupkey remote protocol implementation relies on the
> functionality that is provided by gnutls-3.4.7 or later. 

Is that protocol a strict requirement for an AD controller? Or would
it be possible to add a --without-backupkey-remote-protocol switch and
still serve AD?


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