[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#859875: samba: Please enable avahi support

Laurent Bigonville bigon at debian.org
Sat Apr 8 11:12:08 UTC 2017

Source: samba
Version: 2:4.5.8+dfsg-1
Severity: wishlist


Any reasons why the avahi support is disabled in debian?

I see the following entry in the debian/changelog file:

samba (2:3.4.1-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * ./configure --disable-avahi, to avoid accidentally picking up an avahi
    dependency when libavahi-common-dev is installed.

 -- Steve Langasek <vorlon at debian.org>  Sat, 26 Sep 2009 00:01:12 -0700

But I'm not sure about the rational behind this.

Quickly looking at the code, it seems that if avahi is not available,
the only thing that will happen is two new debug messages.


Laurent Bigonville

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers unstable-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental-debug'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_BE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_BE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

-- no debconf information

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