[Samba] compile samba 4.10.2 centos 7.6

vincent at cojot.name vincent at cojot.name
Sun Apr 21 18:51:55 UTC 2019

Hi Nico,

Glad to hear you're feeling better.

So now we've got several builds of samba-4.10.x for centos7/rhel7:
- Your 4.10.2 build (requires python36 from EPEL but is more future-proof)
- Sergio's (don't know the details on those).
- My modest builds (based on python2.7 and which don't require addons).

As much as I agree that doing anything python2 these days in pretty much a 
dead end, would there be any interest in joining forces?

If you'd like I could try merging the python2 bits of my SPEC files with 
yours. This way we'd have a common SPEC file. Of course, with samba 4.11 
we'd have to remove the python2 bits since those are going away in Samba.

On the subject of Python2 and RHEL7, I generally agree that it's a bad 
idea to -replace- the default python in RHEL7/centos7. If people want 
Python3 on RHEL/centos, it's usually better to install it alongside with 
python 2.7.5, wait for RHEL8/centos8 or use Fedora.

My 2c,



On Sat, 20 Apr 2019, Nico Kadel-Garcia via samba wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 7:29 AM Sérgio Basto <sergio at serjux.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, 2019-04-14 at 10:38 -0400, Nico Kadel-Garcia via samba wrote:
>>> Interesting. I'd not tried to bundle an upgraded compatibility
>>> gnutls.
>>> I think I understand how you did that, but I'm unclear on why you
>>> selected the "hobbled" tarballs and where you got the
>>> "nettle-3.2-hobbled.tar.xz" tarball to work with.
>> Hi,
>> I just copied it from Fedora [1] and [2] , it a long story [3], some
>> ECC algorithms have patent issues , so they are discarded on Fedora
>> (and so do I).
> Right: It's fortunate for this work that I've been home sick the last
> few weeks, recovering from bronchitis and having just finished a
> contract, home doing phone screens with a really scratchy voice.
> I've integrated some of your tools to my repos at:
>   https://github.com/nkadel/samba4repo
> And brought over copies of your compat-gnutls34 and compat-nettle32 repos to:
>   https://github.com/nkadel/compat-nettle32-3.x-srpm
>   https://github.com/nkadel/compat-gnutls34-3.x-srpm
> I use git submodules for individual libraries, including libtalloc,
> libldb, libtdb, and libtevent, to compile them for replacement on the
> underlying RHEL 7 or CentOS 7 system. I've updated all the libraries
> to publish both python2 and python3 or python36 modules as
> appropriate, using the EPEL hoooks for python_pkg3version I got
> pointed to in this thread, thanks!
> I've also tweaked the samba-4.10.x-srpm to build Samba modules and
> tools *entirely* with python3. I can't swear i got everything, because
> the python2 expected for RHEL 7 environments is pretty ubiquitous. But
> I think I got it all. There is a "python3-subunit-test" dependency
> I've just excluded, but that didn't look like a high priority.
> Anyone who wants to work with this, or play with it or send me
> updates, cool!!! Sergio, especially you, I'd love to agree on layouts
> and locations for tools like "compat-nettle32" and "compat-gnutls34",
> so they can be handled in a modular fashion and not necessarily built
> into the SRPM tool for Samba itself. And you're very welcome to my
> Makefiles for scripting builds of the various components for desired
> "mock" setups.
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