[Samba] pdb_mysql, pdb_pgsql and pdb_xml modules: request for maintainer

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Sat Sep 24 17:43:22 GMT 2005

Hi Martin,

On Sat, Sep 24, 2005 at 05:26:28PM +0200, MARTIN Pierre wrote about 'Re: [Samba] pdb_mysql,?pdb_pgsql and pdb_xml modules: request for maintainer':
> I am actually compiling version 3.0.11 since Collen told me it was a 
> good choice for these PDB compilation issues (and i will keep people 
> informed on what i have done if it works).

> About the mysql compilation problem, i don't think you should 
> discontinue it, i bet many users are using it for convenience purpose, 
> having a little network with many shares makes useless deployment of a 
> big thing as LDAP, and is really easy to get some mysql DB accounts. 
Rather then discontinuing these modules, I'm trying to hand them over
to somebody else who has sufficient time and actually uses the
modules. That way the modules will hopefully be better maintained. See
one of the other emails in this thread for details.

> I 
> am used to do the same with my QMail or VSFTP installation (From source 
> either, just because it was easyier to set up this kind of account 
> storage method).
For a small number of users (everything below a 1000 users, probably?)
there's really no need for using SQL instead of tdbsam.

> If i can't sove the problem directly from the samba package (the 
> compilation process is too much complex for me, i'm a c++ developper but 
> i never do big projects  :-( ) so if i you discontinue the samba+pdb 
> modules bundles, i will manage to make a tutorial on how to make them 
> work...
Please contact whomever will be taking over pdb_mysql if you have
additional docs; if you think there is a bug in the pdb_mysql module, file a 
bug on http://bugzilla.samba.org/.

> In advance, excuse my bad english since it is not my kernel language  
> :-) , and keep in touch if i have time to help!
No worries, as long as we understand each other :-)



> Jelmer Vernooij wrote:

> >Hash: SHA1

> >Hi!

> >The experimental pdb modules (pdb_mysql, pdb_pgsql and pdb_xml) have
> >been a bit neglected during the last few releases of Samba 3 as they
> >haven't been actively maintained. I was the original author and
> >maintainer, but I no longer work on Samba 3 and I no longer use any of
> >the modules in production.

> >I'll remove these modules unless somebody steps up as a maintainer. If
> >there's anyone willing to take over maintainance of either one of
> >these modules, please let me know. Otherwise, I'll put the modules up
> >on my samba.org homepage as a separate tarball for those interested
> >(including some of the patches that have been published).

> >Cheers,

> >Jelmer
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Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at samba.org> - http://jelmer.vernstok.nl/
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