[Pkg-samba-maint] debconf bof today august 15 at 17u30 about debian samba packages

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Sun Sep 8 09:57:00 UTC 2013

On Sat, Sep 07, 2013 at 08:52:38PM +0200, Ivo De Decker wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 05:41:16PM +0000, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> I didn't get to this mail yet, so here is a late reply.
> > If somebody could post notes on the outcomes of the BoF for those of
> > us who weren't there, that'd be great.
> I guess you found Christian's note on the list? (they were sent before you
> sent this mail).
Yep, thanks.

> > Some quick comments:
> > Can we finally drop inetd support for 4.x ? The current package
> > still suggests inetd. This would be a good moment to get rid of it.
> Sure, I think this was just missed when inetd support was removed.
The only thing that was left was a dependency on inetd, which has
since been removed.

> > It would be nice to run the Samba testsuite during build or using
> > autopkgtest. At the moment there are a couple of reasons why this is
> > somewhat, but not particularly useful:
> > 
> >  - Running the testsuite requires a couple of build flags that we
> >    don't want to enable in production (for hijacking IP
> >    traffic and user lookups)
> >  - Because the build flags are different, this means doing a full
> >    rebuild
> >  - The testsuite takes at least an hour to run
> >  - It runs from the source directory, rather than from an already
> >    installed copy (so not actually checking the packaging)
> > 
> > Andreas Schneider is working on making it possible to do the
> > IP/NSS/etc hijacking using LD_PRELOADed libraries, which means that it
> > would be possible to run some of the standard Samba testsuite from
> > installed binaries. I'm hoping we can get a script upstream that
> > can run some functional tests from an installed copy of Samba this
> > way.
> Is there some place this work is tracked? It would be nice to be able to use
> the existing testsuite.
I don't think it's tracked anywhere - Andreas has written to the
samba-technical list about it a couple of months ago.

> Do you think it makes sense to have some basic tests ourselves in the mean
> time? I don't know if anyone is actually running autopkgtests on the debian
> version. As far as I can tell, this is still work in progress. These tests
> would require an environment with quite some privileges (adding users etc), so
> this only makes sense if there is a test environment that allow this.
Sure, we can add some basic smoke tests - e.g. connecting with smbclient
locally - and I think that makes sense.


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