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On 22 August 2010 18:14, Nico Kadel-Garcia <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Line 59 of samba4.0.0-alpha11/source4/utils/net.c file, at line 59
> uses "Py_ssize_t", which was not defined in Python until Python 2.5.
> This causes havoc trying to compile it on RHEL 5, which uses Python
> 2.4 and which I cannot recommend upgrading the Python for in a
> production server environment. (I've tried that: it causes dependency
> hell in RHEL.)
> So, I suggest adding this patch to allow successful compilation with
> older RHEL versions. The code is duplicated from wml_wrap.c, and seems
> to behave correctly in my casual testing.
samba-technical is a better list for this sort of thing.
By the way, there have been other Python 2.4 compatibility problems as
well, e.g. with provision, if I remember correctly, but perhaps not
with alpha11. If your problem still exists with the latest version
from GIT, I suggest you provide a patch for that and then post it to
> --- samba-4.0.0alpha11/source4/utils/net/net.c.oldpython 2010-01-11
> 00:35:28.000000000 -0500
> +++ samba-4.0.0alpha11/source4/utils/net/net.c 2010-08-22
> 11:44:59.000000000 -0400
> @@ -52,6 +52,15 @@
> #include <Python.h>
> #include "scripting/python/modules.h"
> +/* Py_ssize_t for old Pythons */
> +/* This code is as recommended by: */
> +/* http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0353/#conversion-guidelines */
> +#if PY_VERSION_HEX < 0x02050000 && !defined(PY_SSIZE_T_MIN)
> +typedef int Py_ssize_t;
> +# define PY_SSIZE_T_MAX INT_MAX
> +# define PY_SSIZE_T_MIN INT_MIN
> static PyObject *py_tuple_from_argv(int argc, const char *argv)
> PyObject *l;
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