Our aging base system heimdal

Garrett Wollman wollman at bimajority.org
Sun Jun 6 19:15:57 UTC 2010

<<On Sun, 6 Jun 2010 16:41:59 +0000, "b. f." <bf1783 at googlemail.com> said:

> Is anybody planning to update the base system heimdal, which has been
> largely untouched since May 2008?

I would love for it to go away entirely, and those base-system
components that depend on it to learn how to use either Kerberos
implementation from ports.  (I'd also love for the ancient and broken
base version of libcom_err to go away -- there's no knob to turn it
off, and the shared library conflicts with ports/krb5.)

(And yes, this is a bit of an irony considering that I used to be the
maintainer of the base-system Kerberos code in the long-ago krb4
days.  But my job requires me to administer MIT Kerberos, so I need
the MIT kadmin utility and not the Heimdal one.)


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