User:Mdw/Pending Patches

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Revision as of 20:51, 21 September 2008 by JelmerVernooij (talk | contribs) (Uninstallation feedback.)

Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer

Samba 4 Uninstallation

I've completed also some work to fix up the uninstallation in SAMBA 4. So it should be possible to remove cleanly binaries, headers, libraries etc..

I haven't provided a repository for this, so I link to the patch: here

It comprehends:

  • Makefile: Fix up variable names and remove most of the installation/uninstallation targets
  • Add here most of the installation/uninstallation targets and handle the uninstallation completely there.
  • Conclusion: The installation scripts under "source/script" are needed as before, but the uninstallation ones aren't anymore.
  • Unused targets like "swat2" are removed.

Annotation: This patch ( is needed to fix up the library installation. It should be applied before the first one.


  • templates should only be used for things that are called repeatedly (e.g. as replacement for a single .sh file that installs a bunch of libraries)
  • no longer applies cleanly

Samba 4 Registry

Over the summer 2008 I've improved and fixed up the registry backend of SAMBA 4. Here a short overview of what I did:

Registry client

GIT repository: git:// Branch: "v4-0-regClient" - GITWEB

Main issues:

  • Major fixes in the RPC client (tries to be compatible with the Windows Registry client libs)
  • Improvements and fixups in the patchfile library
  • Some enhancements in "regshell"
  • Fixup's in two torture tests related to the registry

Registry server

GIT repository: git:// Branch: "v4-0-regServer" - GITWEB

Main fixups:

  • Compatibility with Windows Registry Editor (regedit) - in my case Windows 2000 - and SAMBA 4 Registry client library
  • Support empty values of REG_SZ (string) type (LDB backend)
  • Introduce REG_BINARY type variables (LDB backend)
  • Introduce the default attribute (LDB backend)


  • Maybe left to do: torture tests