[Samba] [ANNOUNCE] Samba 3.2.2 Available for Download

Daniel Eischen eischen at vigrid.com
Fri Aug 22 19:33:53 GMT 2008

On Fri, 22 Aug 2008, James Kosin wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Eischen [mailto:eischen at vigrid.com]
> Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 11:44 AM
> To: Brian H. Nelson
> Cc: James Kosin; samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] [ANNOUNCE] Samba 3.2.2 Available for Download
>> On Fri, 22 Aug 2008, Brian H. Nelson wrote:
>>> James Kosin wrote:
>>>> Tim,
>>>> You still may have to move the libraries to their normal spot or
> make an
>>>> entry in /etc/ld.so.conf to point to the directory where the
> libraries are
>>>> kept for samba.
>>>> James
>>> On Solaris, one uses the crle command to achieve the same result.
>>> Aside from that, I believe that the general practice for packages
> that
>>> include their own libraries is to hard-code the libpath into any
> applicable
>>> binaries using '-rpath $prefix/lib' in the linking step (or '-R
> $prefix/lib'
>>> with Solaris ld).
>>> If you install samba into its own area (say /usr/local/samba) and the
>>> libraries are installed in a non-system location (perhaps
>>> /usr/local/samba/lib), messing with the runtime linker config to make
> samba
>>> work should NOT be required.
>> Exactly!  I had the same problem, I believe with 3.0.31.  I
>> think I solved it by editing the Makefile (after configuring
>> samba) to add '-R $prefix/lib' as described above.
>> On Solaris, the configure step _should_ generate a Makefile
>> with the -R (or -rpath) option above, but it does not.
>> --
>> DE
> Maybe, we should have an option.  Packagers don't really want or need to
> modify their 'ld' settings with the '-R' option.  Or really install in
> the same path as the destination system for packaging.
> Is the ld -R option only temporary; or does this add an entry in the
> ld.so.cache for future reference?  Sorry, I'm a bit ignorant and have
> been out of touch.

It only affects the binaries produced when using the option.
Packages/binaries can be built by any user, -R doesn't require
root privileges.

> The bigger issue may be having the libraries actually being installed in
> a shared area known by ld on the destination system, as oppose to HARD
> CODING or RE-CONFIGURING ld to accept a new location....  hmmm....
> The '-rpath' option would cause issues if a third party developed tools
> that linked to libnetapi.so in the normal way of using '-lnetapi'...
> causing confusion when porting to another platform where the libraries
> may/could be located elsewhere.
> The -R option looks harmless enough; but, packagers (RPM, etc) might
> take notice of ld not operating correctly after building a package for
> release.

Using -rpath/-R is the norm for Solaris packages.  Samba
already is built with knowledge of where it is installed
and where its lib, data, var, etc directories reside.

What is _not_ the norm, is having to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH in
order for your applications to work.  Take a look at all
the packages at sunfreeware.com - they are all built for
/usr/local and, at least from hundred or so packages I've
installed from there, none require LD_LIBRARY_PATH to work
when their libraries are in /usr/local/lib.


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