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bug#26797: qemu looks for smbd at /usr/sbin

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: bug#26797: qemu looks for smbd at /usr/sbin
Date: Sat, 06 May 2017 15:03:51 +0200
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Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

> See commit b344c505f4dff2ecbe981f0a0a3c3d67b222dcca, which removed the
> dependency and Samba.  Prior to that commit, QEMU recorded the absolute
> file name of ‘smbd’.
> The problem is that Samba is big:
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> $ guix size qemu |tail -1
> total: 710.5 MiB
> $ guix size qemu samba |tail -1
> total: 1203.5 MiB
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Right, that’s not good.

> Thus it’d be best if we modified QEMU to search for ‘smbd’ in $PATH.

I agree!  I can’t work on this right now, unfortunately, but I’ll
revisit this at some point in the future if nobody else beats me to it.

Thanks for your input!


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