[PATCH] Make AD DC build require Jannsson JSON libs, fix fileserver without it
jra at samba.org
Fri Jun 22 17:49:00 UTC 2018
On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 07:35:45PM +0200, Ralph Böhme wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 09:44:32AM -0700, Jeremy Allison via samba-technical wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 04:04:18PM +0200, Björn Baumbach wrote:
> > > On 06/21/2018 09:00 PM, Andrew Bartlett via samba-technical wrote:
> > > > On Thu, 2018-06-21 at 12:56 +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > > >> Hi, Andrew!
> > > >>
> > > >> ./configure --prefix=/root/vlendec/inst --without-ldb-lmdb --without-json-audit --without-gpgme --without-libarchive
> > > >>
> > > >> leads to
> > > >> What am I doing wrong? Am I missing another configure switch?
> > > > No, but I think we should just require it for the DC.
> > >
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > I do not like the idea to enforce the libjansson as a requirement to
> > > build the Samba AD DC code.
> > >
> > > I've added the --without-json-audit, because there are several systems
> > > where the jansson json libraries are not avaiable - at least not in the
> > > standard repositories.
> > >
> > > I've just looked into the RHEL 6 and SLES 11 repositories - there is no
> > > libjansson available. Even SLES 11 and RHEL 6 are supported systems for
> > > the next 4 and 6 years. I would not like to loose the option to build a
> > > recent Samba AD DC on those systems.
> > I don't want the AD-DC code to be held back to the
> > requirements of much older systems. I'm OK with the
> > AD-DC requiring json for the auditing, so long as it's
> > no needed for the fileserver at the moment.
> hm, I disagree. I strongly feel that it doesn't add too much upstream
> maintanance having a --without-json-audit switch that allows building on older
> systems that are lacking libjansson.
Yeah but it's json today, it'll be something else
IMHO I think it's OK for the AD-DC to require more packages/resources
than a fileserver build.
It's a big complex beast that does a lot of stuff, and it's
still rapidly under development with more features being added.
If we try and make it compatible with only the packages available
on 8+ year old distro's we're going to make development more complex
than it already is.
We don't provide support for Samba that's that old. When those
distros provide support for Samba AD-DC it'll be their job to
back port the packages needed.
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