[Samba] The sad state of samba 4 adaption for home/small business routers.

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Sat Mar 12 17:33:44 UTC 2016

On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 05:19:13PM +0000, Andy Walsh wrote:
> Jeremy Allison <jra <at> samba.org> writes:
> > 
> > On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 11:16:36AM +0000, Andy Walsh wrote:
> > > 
> > > Also keep in mind that samba3.6 was successfully adopted on any device that
> > > had a usb2.0 port in the past. So slapping a usbstick/sdcard/hdd on a cheap
> > > router is already a common scenario.
> > 
> > Yes, and I'd like to help you do the same for Samba4.x also.
> > 
> > Stop moaning about it, and start helping *do* it .
> > 
> Oki, i just noticed that i have missed the work openembedded did in the last
> months, since they seem to have solved the problem in a general way in there
> trunk.
> https://goo.gl/jixOqE
> Its still the most complicated setup any cross compile package uses, but
> this looks good. So i guess we now need to convert this to a openWRT (based
> on buildroot) compatible setup.
> If i understand the waf-samba.bbclass correctly they build the qemu for the
> host system and configure it to use the staging_dir environment to generate
> the answer files.
> So first i need to create a qemu package for openWRT, since currently only a
> qemu-guest package is available. I will try to get this running in the next
> days and see what problems pop up adapting the openembedded logic.
> Btw can you take a look and the config and check if there is anything
> missing to reduce the size?
> https://goo.gl/fMDbIX

I'll take a look next week (technically it's my weekend and
I should be enjoying it, daylight savings time-change notwithstanding :-).

I'm not sure qemu should be required. I've worked with systems
getting S4 x-compiled without it - just correct choices in the
answer files.

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