[Slackbuilds-users] krb5 slackbuild

Tom Canich tcanich at canich.net
Fri Jun 26 16:51:03 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 05:19:57PM -0500, Robby Workman wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Jun 2009 22:41:44 -0300
> Oda <edu.oda at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I was writing a slackbuild to krb5 when somebody submit one, so I
> > decided to wait. But this slackbuild is still in the pending list.
> > 
> > Is there any problem with it? Maybe I can help.
> Well, the original submission had some conflicts with other Slackware
> packages, and there are now two proposals to resolve those conflicts.
> I hammered out one earlier today, and the original submitter (Tom
> Canich, CC'd on this mail) has another.  I don't know which is better,
> to be honest- so long as both work, either is fine with me.  The one I 
> hammered out is here:
>   http://slackbuilds.org/krb5.tar.gz
> Please have a look and see what you guys think; feedback is welcome, 
> and I'd like to get this into the repo for 12.2 if at all possible. 
> Tom's waited long enough as is.

Sorry for the delayed reply.  I have been away from email for a few 

Thanks for your work on this, Robby.  I don't mind waiting -- my only 
concern is producing a quality package! :)

Am I correct that your solution is to drop the "et" stuff, rename rsh, 
ftp, and telnet to include a .krb5 suffix?  I agree there is probably 
no reason to include the "et" stuff -- I don't think it does anything 
differently from the software already shipping with Slackware.

My only concern with this solution is portability.  Scripts written for 
other platforms should not require significant modification to work on 
Slackware.  Renaming some programs (or all programs) may require 
significant changes.

The solution I proposed is an alternate prefix, /usr/kerberos.  This
is the prefix used on RedHat EL systems*.  This way only the PATH need 
be specified for a script to work on any platform.  The program names
will remain the same.

Thanks again.


* A friend tells me this is /usr on Debian and Ubuntu.  Of course this
won't work for us :)  SuSE takes this to an extreme and installs in 
/usr/lib/mit.  This seems very silly to me :)

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