We're currently using our own Python binary (``smbpython``) which is linked against the Python libraries and includes built-in bindings for several Samba libraries. It also sets up the path Python uses to find Python modules automatically when you are running it from inside of the Samba source directory.
Using the system-provided Python should also be possible in the future, but will require the following changes when doing so:
- We need to set sys.path somehow so python can find our modules when running inside of the source tree
- We need to build .so version of the Samba Python modules
The latter requires some changes to the build system, so it may be useful to wait until we've switched to an alternative build system.
- param (loadparm)