[arch-dev-public] The future of heimdal and nfs-utils

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sat Mar 19 09:17:42 EDT 2011

On 19/03/11 22:49, Tobias Powalowski wrote:
> Hi guys,
> The reason for not updating nfs-utils in [core] is the fact that,
> nfs-utils and heimdal patches don't work together anymore.
> I don't use this feature at all.
> Other distributions don't use heimdal as kerberos implementation,
> so no luck to find any help there.
> I asked diego from gentoo who did some work on gentoo and nfs stuff,
> but he is busy since ages, but agrees that the whole thing is in a real bad
> state.
> What to do?
> Shall we drop the heimdal implementation on nfs?
> Go away from heimdal and use an other kerberos implementation?
> As I said before I don't use this features at all.
> Thanks for your help.

Just as an FYI here, I used to maintain heimdal just because no-one else 
was.  Also, I never updated to heimdal-1.4 as it was a bit of a broken 
release and I did not want to pull so many patches from their git. 
Heimdal 1.5pre1 has been tagged, so I guess the 1.5 release will not be 
too far away.

Anyway, I really do not use heimdal so it would be good if someone else 
wants to take over its maintenance (it is already orphaned...) or even 
switch it completely for MIT kerberos (which probably a good idea given 
that is what many other distros use).


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