building samba 4.9.x with python > 2.6

Douglas Bagnall douglas.bagnall at
Wed Apr 3 21:28:58 UTC 2019

On 4/04/19 8:24 AM, Alex Braunegg via samba-technical wrote:
> Hi all,
> Whilst I have submitted a bug for Samba 4.9.x not working (compiles without
> issue) with Python 2.6 (13882) on CentOS 6.x, I am looking for suggestions
> on how to re-configure my current rpm spec file or use a ./configure flag to
> force samba to use python35 rather than the default version of python.
> Reading the docs / configure scripts etc, nothing is obvious to me where I
> can say 'go use python version here' to build / compile against.
> Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

The error reported in
doesn't occur in any official Samba release, as far as I can tell. Is
your spec file applying bad patches?

A number of Python 2.6 bugs have been fixed in the latest 4.9 and 4.10:

but not this one, because it doesn't exist. I wouldn't be surprised if
there are more hiding in code less travelled.


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