Subject: Re: Samba-2.0.5a binary package for NetBSD 1.4.1.
To: Takahiro Kambe <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/06/1999 17:10:29
On Thu, 7 Oct 1999, Takahiro Kambe wrote:
> I tried to check it on current,
> 1. Install readline package.
> 2. Compile samba with pkgsrc.
> But samba binary dosen't linked with readline library, what was differ??

Well, the samba binary itself probably doesn't need readline, what about
the others like smbclient?

> > yes that is a nasty side effect!  samba has some command line tools (for
> > accessing smb stuff from NetBSD) and they probably use readline if
> > available.....
> Is this problem described on any web pages?

Um, not really. Many packages using GNU autoconfigure just pick up random
software if they find it installed, but work fine (and don't complain) if
that software is not there - readline, ncurses, emacs are examples of such
software. Packages that are affected by this behaviour are *scratch head*
prcs (-> emacs), libgii (or was it libggi? -> ncurses), and probably many

Maybe see the "weak depends" thread some time ago. 

 - Hubert

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