downstream packaging of smbtorture and other testing tools

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Fri Apr 8 10:59:55 UTC 2022

On Fri, 2022-04-08 at 11:25 +0300, Michael Tokarev via samba-technical
> Hi!
> In Debian, for a long time we ship samba-testsuite package which includes
> smbtorture binary (the main part) and a few other similar tools, --
> gentest locktest masktest ndrdump.  Apparently fedora/redhat also ships
> a similar package.
> I found no good usage examples for these (smbtorture manpage does not
> make it clearly), so I asked a (seemingly simple) question about what
> it is and how to use it.

I find the ratio between samba and samba-testsuite enlightening.  I'm
also pretty sure the 500 users who have installed it just installed
everything samba-*.

> Is this tool set useful for a linux distribution somehow?  Or maybe it
> should be built in -enable-selftest mode only, for internal usage?

That is my suggestion, but I would love to hear from the RH folks about
their use of the samba-test package.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett (he/him)
Samba Team Member (since 2001)
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT

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