[Samba] Question about how to reduce samba 3.3.3 install size or why it has been increased dramatically from 3.0.34 to 3.3.3

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Sun Apr 19 07:16:10 GMT 2009

On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 03:06:36AM +0200, votdev at gmx.de wrote:
> Hello,
> can anyone give me some tips why the file size of various samba 
> executables has been increased dramatically from 3.0.34 to 3.3.3 (e.g. 
> smbd  3.5MB -> ~7MB) The reason is that it is necessary for our project 
> to keep the size as small as possible. You can have a look into the 
> makefile here: 
> http://freenas.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/freenas/experimental/samba3/Makefile?revision=4553&view=markup
> Any tip would be great. Maybe i did not realize a magic configure switch???

Probably a good piece of that is the autogenerated RPC
marshalling in librpc/gen_ndr/ndr_*.c. This is required for
quite a few of the binaries, so it might be possible to put
those into a shared library and so reduce the overall size
of the binaries. There's no magic switch for this however,

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