Installing PIDL for Samba 4.11 RPMs

Nico Kadel-Garcia nkadel at
Sun Oct 20 20:21:45 UTC 2019

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 2:48 PM Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at> wrote:
> On Sat, 2019-10-19 at 12:22 -0400, Nico Kadel-Garcia via samba-
> technical wrote:
> >
> > What happened to the PIDL code with samba-4.11.1? I see that it's no
> > longer in the source tarball, and had to edit it out of the RPM .spec
> > file I'm using.
> You can either use the build in pidl via pidl/Makefile.PL or just skip
> it.  OpenChange is the only known consumer, and while folks sill build
> it for the evolution-mapi connector it is sadly dead upstream.
> Andrew Bartlett

Thanks. I misattributed its failure to a complete deletion of the
software, it's the incompatibility of the current fedora patches,
which were apparently designed to add PIDL to wscript settings. But
with PIDL being deprecated this way, there seems no reason to support
that patch.

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