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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, tridge@xxxxxxxxx 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/ 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                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.

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