Can anyone test the cross-compilation fix?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Mon Oct 14 21:20:51 UTC 2019

On Mon, 2019-10-14 at 22:09 +0300, Uri Simchoni via samba-technical
> Hi!
> This is a call for vendors / users who build Samba in cross-compilation 
> to test a fix for a cross-compilation degradation in Samba.

> The attached fix (which involves an upgrade to Waf 2.0.18) is strictly 
> for the broken cross-answers issue. It's been reviewed already, but I'd 
> like someone who actually builds Samba in cross-compile mode to test it 
> before pushing it to master and back-porting to Samba 4.10.x/4.11.x.

Thanks Uri for taking this on and for chasing up the testing.  

Hopefully the new testing makes this more resistent to future changes,
but I would also strongly encourage anyone who packages Samba,
particularly cross-compiled, to trial the packaging of Samba master

We got this fix into Samba early in the 4.10 cycle to try and find
issues early, but because nobody cross-compiled master the regression
wasn't detected till six months later, meaning we lost the context and
attentions of the the original developer making the change (the waf
upgrade in this case).

For those connecting the dots, the final MR is at


Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team
Samba Development and Support, Catalyst IT

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