[Samba] Questions about Samba 3.x on AIX 4.3.3

James Kosin james_kosin at cox.net
Fri Oct 31 03:11:54 GMT 2008

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <William.Saxon at sage.com>
Newsgroups: linux.samba
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2008 1:10 PM
Subject: [Samba] Questions about Samba 3.x on AIX 4.3.3

> Hello,
> I realize that AIX 4.3.3 is a very old platform, but we have one such 
> system
> which cannot be upgraded and requires Samba. We are currently using Samba
> 2.2.1a (!) and I'd like to upgrade to something more modern.
> This system participates in a Clearcase environment and we are trying to
> share an MVFS filesystem. Users complain that it takes a very long time 
> (5+
> minutes) to access this share, or that the access times out. I found a
> mailing list post describing a similar problem on Linux from 2004 here:
> http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2004-July/089889.html
> It doesn't look like Rational released a fix for this issue for the latest
> supported version of Clearcase on AIX 4.3.3. It does look like the Samba
> workaround appears in Samba 3.0.6. This is a newer version than the most
> recent binary package I am able to find for AIX 4.3.3, which is Samba 
> 3.0.4.
> So I'm trying to compile the latest 3.0 and 3.2 versions without much
> success. I can't compile using the IBM compiler we have because it doesn't
> support C99 correctly and configure fails. Compiling smbd/ with gcc 2.95.2
> or 3.3.4 succeeds, but the associated linker doesn't understand the
> -bexpfull or -bbigtoc targets and linking fails. If I comment these 
> targets
> out in the Makefile, linking succeeds.
> I'm hoping someone could answer at least one of the following questions:
> 1. I don't understand the purpose of expfull or bigtoc. If I can
> compile/link without -bexpfull and -bbigtoc, will the resulting binaries 
> be
> safe to use?
> 2. If it's not safe, what is the latest release of Samba that can be built
> without having a C99-compliant compiler?
> 3. What is the latest 'known buildable' version of Samba for AIX 4.3.3, 
> and
> what build tools are required for success?
> Thanks,
> -Will


I know this is silly; but, have you tried compiling samba-3.0.6 from here ?

>From what I can find now, 3.0.12pre1 didn't compile on AIX 4.3.3 so I'm 
making a good guess any version less than this may work well.
I found may people with problems with AIX 4.3.3 and compiling various 
versions but didn't see any solutions.


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