[Samba] Updated samba 4.16.2 RPM build tools at https://github.com/nkadel/samba4repo

vincent at cojot.name vincent at cojot.name
Sun Jun 19 10:39:30 UTC 2022

Hi Nico,

It's not malice, I believe it's an oversight and I believe it's not easy 
to fix now that Red Hat has EPEL8 in full motion. When I asked about some 
missing -devel packages in RHEL8, this was the answer I got and the way to 
fix that is to go to https://bugzilla.redhat.com and open a BZ for the 
missing packages to be included (I've filed a few myself).

Also, just get the src.rpm and rebuild it, that will give you an exact 
-devel rpm matching what you have installed and it will install just fine 
alongside the main rpm.



On Sun, 19 Jun 2022, Nico Kadel-Garcia via samba wrote:

> Morning:
> I've updated my RPM building tools to samba 4.16.2, with some basic
> smoke testing on RHEL 8, 9, and Fedora 36. RHEL and Fedora are
> publishing more recent libraries for the dependencies, such as libldb.
> But Red Hat doesn't publish the needed python3-libldb-devel package,
> in either RHEL or CentOS, so I''m compelled to include it and set the
> release number somewhat higher to ensure its available for Samba
> builds.
> It's peculiar, because the python3-ldb-devel package is in the
> published .spec file for libldb. Something has to be specifically
> deleting or excluding it from publication in the RHEL software
> channels. I've seen this before  for "lmdb-devel", which was only
> available in the "Devel" channel, for software required to build
> Samba. It seems kind of personal when they play these peek-a-boo games
> with software built all at the same time, used internally for building
> other software, but not included in their public repositories.
> At some point, this starts looking like malice, possibly to interfere
> with people like me who compile Samba with full domain controller
> features enabled. Hindering competition with freeipa and the
> complexities of sssd would be really petty, but this has happened
> several times now, and it's gotten suspicious.
> Nico Kadel-Garcia
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