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

Stéphane Gaudreault stephane at archlinux.org
Tue Mar 22 13:03:07 EDT 2011

Le 19 mars 2011 09:17:42, Allan McRae a écrit :
> 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).
> Allan

+1 to replace heimdal by MIT kerberos.
I could take care of the krb5 package unless someone else that use it more 
than me want to do it.


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