[Samba] official package lists: the future

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue May 21 19:29:01 UTC 2019

On 21/05/2019 20:15, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Tue, 2019-05-21 at 17:44 +0100, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
>> There was some talk of this happening automatically, but this seems
>> to
>> have not come to fruition yet.
> It has.  See the bootstrap/ system in master.
Okay, I will
> This hasn't been backported to Samba 4.10 however.
Seeing as how lots of people have been having problems building 4.10.x, 
don't you think backporting it might just be a good idea ?
> The files in generated-dists are intended to be linkable from the wiki
> as the definitive list of packages for a developer install, which will
> always be a superset of packages needed in production.
> So for 4.11 onwards we can finally get rid of the mostly-but-not-
> entirely-accurate package lists in the wiki and replace with what we
> test with.
I can see a problem already, whilst it is a good idea to always build 
the newest version of Samba, people are contrary, they will want to 
build earlier versions. This will possibly mean that the wikipage will 
not list the python2 packages required to build Samba 4.10.x and earlier.
> Thanks,
> Andrew Bartlett

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