Aw: RE: packaging samba and spotlight

Rouven WEILER Rouven_Weiler at
Fri Jan 25 10:14:43 UTC 2019

Ahh cool.
Do you have a place where I can find the rpm's sources?
I need the packages for OpenIndiana.

Gesendet: Freitag, 25. Januar 2019 um 10:36 Uhr
Von: "L. van Belle" <belle at>
An: samba-technical at
Cc: "'Rouven WEILER'" <Rouven_Weiler at>
Betreff: RE: packaging samba and spotlight
Hai Rouven,

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> Onderwerp: packaging samba and spotlight
> I am thinking about how to package samba with spotlight support.

I've already done that..
You can find these here :

Setup Debian stretch or ubuntu 18.04 and use 4.9.4 packages.
The 4.9.4 packages are spotlight enabled.
The difference, debian uses tracker 1.0, ubuntu tracker 2.0.

On ubuntu you need these :

Which will install extra these:

For Debian change the 2.0 to 1.0 in above files.

> The situation:
> Samba it self compiles well with spotlight. However,
> spotlight needs trackerwhich by itself needs a huge amount of
> dependencies one would not have on his/her system.
> Packagins that as a whole will install a whole amoutn of
> packages one would not need on a server (gtk,, x11, etc.). A
> plain headless file server normally does not need a whole X11 system.
> Question:
> Is there a way of compiling maybe simply a kind of add-on for
> samba necessary to use for spotlight?
> I think of having a "samba-base" package plus "samba-spotlight".
> The former has all base funcionality and the latter would
> bring in all stuff needed for spotlight.
> "samba-spotlight" would then be installable/removable without
> harming the base samba.
> Would that work and how?
> Or is it possible to compile a very essential tracker (static
> lib?) that might be used for samba?

I cant tell if its possible to but it as module, an other dev with more
coding knowledge will know that.




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