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Re: RFCs, Debian and Samba build dependencies

Subject: Re: RFCs, Debian and Samba build dependencies
From: Andrew Bartlett
Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2009 22:20:37 +1100
On Wed, 2009-12-02 at 21:07 +1100, [email protected] wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> I think we should remove the build dependency on the RFCs. Currently
> the RFCs are needed for a build because
> source4/heimdal/lib/wind/gen-map.py is used to extract a character
> table map from rfc3454.txt, which is then used as part of the source
> of heimdal.
> I think it may be better to commit the resulting lib/wind/map_table.c
> and lib/wind/map_table.h into our tree, or to replace the routines
> which use these maps with Samba specific maps (using our iconv code).

Please don't change the Heimdal code here.  We are down to a very small
number of Heimdal patches, and I want to keep it that way, as it allows
us to soon migrate to building against a system Heimdal. 

> Then we would no longer have a build dependency on this RFC, so we
> could strip it from the tarball.

The irony is that this would break another Debian requirement to rebuild
all generated files during the make process.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.

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