[Samba] compiling samba..

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Aug 3 20:37:29 UTC 2023

On 03/08/2023 21:24, Joachim Lindenberg via samba wrote:
> In response to Rowland´s mail:
>>> 1.	I am wondering why https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Build_Samba_from_Source suggests to use wget instead of just git clone https://gitlab.com/samba-team/devel/samba.git >>and then checking out a release branch. Or are these really different?
>> Yes they are different, if you use git, you will either download the latest Samba (which is still being worked on) or a branch that has been packed up and released, in which case it is >easier to use wget to download the tarball.
> samba-4.18.5.tar.gz differs from branch 4.18.5 ?? When do you tag what?

I didn't say that, you can use use a Samba branch, but it is easier to 
download a tarball.

> In response to Andrew´s mail:
>> The scripts all exist, but the table hasn't been updated to link to them.
>> I think the table wasn't my best idea in hindsight.  It is hard to update (I locked it to administrator so someone wouldn't be able to link to a malicious script) and has to be updated each >release.
> In other words, the pointer in https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Build_Samba_from_Source# "Compiling Samba requires only a few steps: Install all dependencies. See Package Dependencies Required to Build Samba." could be replaced by get sources first, cd to bootstrap/generated-dists/<distrowithversion>, execute bootstrap.sh get deps?
> I tried, and configure returned success.
> I am willing to update https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Build_Samba_from_Source if you agree..

Thanks for offering, but I will be updating the dependencies page 
tomorrow, unless you want to do that ?


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