Bug 10028 - Samba Python 3 support
Summary: Samba Python 3 support
Alias: None
Product: Samba 4.1 and newer
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Python (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P5 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Noel Power
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-07-17 11:39 UTC by Bohuslav "Slavek" Kabrda
Modified: 2019-02-20 00:24 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

See Also:

port pytalloc to python 3 (3.75 KB, patch)
2014-07-25 12:13 UTC, ttomecek
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Description Bohuslav "Slavek" Kabrda 2013-07-17 11:39:45 UTC
Hi guys, have you considered supporting Python 3 with Samba? Any plans/work already started? Any way I could help?
Comment 1 Alexander Bokovoy 2013-07-18 15:54:48 UTC
Yes, we consider it. Please look at https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba-technical/2013-May/092648.html and onward for the discussion.

Any help reviewing our Python code for Python3/2 co-existence would be appreciated. You can attach patches here, if you want.

Majority of the code that needs real work is not Python code, though. We have auto-generated C code and auto-generated Python bindings to that code, which also includes Unicode string handling along with byte-level strings (blobs). These bindings have C source that is used as a template and that template needs to be converted.
Comment 2 ttomecek 2014-07-25 12:13:41 UTC
Created attachment 10152 [details]
port pytalloc to python 3

I've been working on porting pytalloc to python 3. I'm not sure what kind of coding style you prefer — I will gladly rewrite the patch with usage of macros if needed.
Also I haven't updated waf configuration.
Comment 3 Aurélien Aptel 2016-01-18 15:52:07 UTC
Petr Viktorin's patches made their way to master so IIUC at least pyldb has been ported to python 3.
Comment 4 nanericwang 2018-06-09 01:56:30 UTC
Any update on supporting python3?
Comment 5 Andrew Bartlett 2018-06-09 03:41:51 UTC
Noel Power is currently spearheading the multi-engineer-year effort in this area.

Good progress has been made, but much more work is still needed.

It is not expected that this will be done for 4.9, perhaps it might be finished for the next release.
Comment 6 Andrew Bartlett 2019-02-20 00:24:47 UTC
Samba 4.10 will ship with full python3 support.