[Samba] ./configure.developer and Samba 4.0 pre-releases

Charles Tryon charles.tryon at gmail.com
Wed May 30 19:32:48 MDT 2012

On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 6:34 PM, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 2012-05-30 at 17:04 -0400, Charles Tryon wrote:
> > Quick question:  You mention here using the "./configure" command, but
> > the HOWTO and everything else I've seen up to this point recommend
> > using "./configure.developer".  Is this still the recommendation, or
> > is it better to just use "./configure" if you really aren't doing
> > development (which includes, debugging, testing and general mucking
> > around with stuff you aren't sure yet if it works....)
> G'day,
> The main reason we recommend ./configure.developer in the HOWTO is that
> if it crashes, the debugging symbols from --enable-debug will be
> valuable.  Also, while it isn't in the howto, make test relies on
> --enable-selftest.  Both these modes are turned on by --enable-developer
> (which is what ./configure.developer does).
> For productions use, ideally neither will be required.  That said, we
> may ask for a rebuild with --enable-debug at least if it crashes, or ask
> to rebuild with ./configure.developer and run make test if you get
> inexplicable results.
> I hope this clarifies things,

  Yes, thank you!

> Andrew Bartlett
> --
> Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
> Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

    Charles Tryon
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