[Samba] Samba4 alpha 19 confusion

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Sun Feb 26 02:10:03 MST 2012

On 02/26/2012 07:56 AM, Michael Wood wrote:
> Hi Steve
> On 26 February 2012 02:20, steve<steve at steve-ss.com>  wrote:
>> On 02/25/2012 11:02 PM, Michael Wood wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> On 25 February 2012 04:26, steve<steve at steve-ss.com>    wrote:
>>>> Hi everyone
>>>> samba --version
>>>> Version 4.0.0alpha19-GIT-c9ef087
> [...]
>>>> I found that the build had placed hundreds of links in the first
>>>> directory
>>>> in my path, /home/steve/bin. I moved the folder out of he path and the
>>>> commands began working again.
>> Hi Michael
>> Thanks for clearing this up. I got the update from git pull against the
>> previously checked out version. It is in /home/steve/samba-master and
>> /home/steve/bin is the first directory set in my path. mv-ing the bin folder
>> gave me the binaries under /usr/local/samba as I had had from previous
>> builds. It seems to be OK as the version numbers and dates under samba/bin
>> and sbin coincide with the date on which I built the source. I didn't
>> realise that the build used a temporary folder. Previous builds never put
>> anything in bin. Or maybe they did but deleted it afterwards. Anyway, I've
>> not lost anything in the process.
> The build should never have put anything in /home/steve/bin, even
> temporarily.  It uses /home/steve/samba-master/bin while building.  I
> am not sure how you could have ended up with the stuff in
> /home/steve/bin.  There have been no significant changes to the build
> system recently as far as I can see.
>> I've just written some scripts for posix-ifying s4 domain users and groups.
>> Only bash I'm afraid, no python. So I still don't think I'm qualified enough
>> for samba-technical;-)
> You don't have to have written anything at all to join samba-technical :)
> Joining might help you see what issues other people have with samba4
> and how they are solved, or the occasional announcement about samba4
> etc.

I'm convinced. I'll take the plunge sometime today and hang around there 
for a while. But fear not, I shall never post:-)


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