[Samba] [ANNOUNCE] Samba 3.2.2 Available for Download

Daniel Eischen eischen at vigrid.com
Wed Aug 27 16:32:38 GMT 2008

On Wed, 27 Aug 2008, Michael Adam wrote:

> Michael Adam wrote:
>> Hi folks!
>> Nicholas Brealey wrote:
>>> James Kosin wrote:
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Daniel Eischen [mailto:eischen at vigrid.com]
>>>>> 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.
>> I had the plan to provide the option of linking with an
>> rpath as a configure option. But it is not so easy to get
>> it right for all supported platforms (Nicholas only mentioned
>> solaris and Linux...). And I did not have the time yet to
>> complete this in an upstream compliant manner.
>> Patches welcome!!
> To be more concrete:
> I suggest adding a configure option "--enable-rpath"
> that adds the appropriate LDFLAGS when appropriate for the
> build system (e.g. solaris and linux for a start) and
> gives notice when the system is unsupported (for rpath).

Yes, it if is not on be default, then having a knob to enable
it is the next best thing.

> See
> http://gitweb.samba.org/?p=samba.git;a=commit;h=3a0f781352f364ce625a35ffd78257b27d984c47
> and
> http://gitweb.samba.org/?p=samba.git;a=commitdiff;h=6850dc242b010bdcef5e427e51be04201f55b7f3
> for what has already been in the sources and has been removed.
> By the way: It is not strictly necessary to modify the sources to
> create binaries linked with an rpath: By setting an appropriate
> "LDFLAGS" environment variable containing an RPATH option before
> calling configure, you can use an RPATH option for your install
> without modifying the sources, since the configure script picks
> up any externally set LDFLAGS and CFLAGS settings! ... :-)

That is nice to know too.


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