[Samba] Compile Samba for Windows Use - SMBClient.exe mainly

Jeff Sadowski jeff.sadowski at gmail.com
Sat May 14 22:03:09 UTC 2016

When I saw this thread the other day I had to try myself just to see what
would happen. I installed cygwin with all the build tools I'd think I
needed gcc g++ make autoconfig.

I ran "./configure --without-ad-dc" as it complained when I left out that
the first couple times configure complained about xxx missing and I
installed xxx then
configure just aborted after running a while without listing what was
It just said error

I was going to look what packages where recommended to compile samba but
couldn't find a good page myself.

On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 3:01 PM, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 2016-05-13 at 18:28 +0000, Allan P. Dynes wrote:
> > Unfortunately that’s not going to be an option.
> I'm not sure there are many good options then.
> > I'm using a cloud sharing software package called Pydio and it was
> > originally written for *nix platforms.  I got it running amazingly
> > well on a 2012 R2 server with IIS 8.5 but there is no built in way to
> > access another server share from the platform other than FTP over SSH
> > or Samba.  Again it was written for *nix so those options make sense.
> >   However I'm on Server 2012 trying to access another Server 2012.
> I'm of course assuming you can't just use the system redirector for
> some reason?
> > From reading more about this the WAF build system was implemented for
> > a 4.* series of Samba.  Since others I linked to have compiled
> > different version of 3.* it stands to reason I can possible compile
> > 3.6.25 on Windows?  Should my question be targeted more twords a
> > Cygwin newsgroup/forum then the Samba group or would someone have
> > experience with building Samba on Windows have any ideas.  Again I
> > only need the client, I really don't need to build all of Samba.
> You are asking in the right place, or samba-technical, but this is
> essentially uncharted territory.
> I don't know if it would help, but so as not to just leave you at a
> dead end, perhaps you might get more luck with jcifs? (but you would
> have to build the smbclient replacement)
> BTW, out of total curiosity, what happens when you do try and run our
> build system on Windows, or on cygwin?
> (try running the buildtools/bin/waf directly if the make wrapper is in
> the way).
> Andrew Bartlett
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