[Samba] Error

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Wed Oct 24 04:00:56 MDT 2012

On 24/10/12 11:00, Michael Wood wrote:
> Hi Andrew
> On 24 October 2012 10:06, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, 2012-10-23 at 18:16 -0400, sandy.napoles at eccmg.cupet.cu wrote:
> Since an end-user is unlikely to have changed the ABI or know what
> that means, perhaps that message would make more sense if reworded?
> e.g.:
> Please report this error to ... along with the version of your OS and
> Samba (and gdb or whatever else you need to know).  In the mean time,
> you can rerun configure with the --abi-check-disable option.

Hi Michael, Andrew, Sandy, everyone.
It's difficult for users to know what to ask when they have a problem. 
Perhaps it's easy for those who have worked with the code for the last 
10 years or so, but for end users we just want plain English answers 
such as Michael suggests.

It took me a long time to even think about joining samba-technical 
because I didn't want to interfere with something I know nothing about, 
viz coding.

Would it be possible that replies to _this_ list assume no high level 
knowledge? Just say it. As in Michael's  example, a reply of:

<example reply>
Try this:
rerun configure with the --abi-check-disable option
To do that, you need to type this:
./configure.developer --abi-check-disable
</example reply>

That's all it needs.

For the devs it's easy. You know what he has to do. So why be so 
cryptic? Just tell him. We'll give you all you need. We'll test, break 
our systems, apply patches. . . anything we can do to help.

Also, please don't forget that some of us are not native speakers of 
English. Much of what is written here I have to translate for my work 
colleagues. ¡Que sea que me lo haga fácil!


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