Grip, via GNOME, requires Kerberos: what were they thinking?

Joe Altman fj at
Sat Aug 9 20:16:29 UTC 2008

I like Grip, a lot. I've ripped gigs and gigs of CDs to FLAC.

Unfortunately, it depends on the Tentacular Array named The Gnome

On a brand new install of FreeBSD 7.0, updated today and yesterday,
Kerberos is required to obtain Grip.

AFAICT, according to the Makefile for gnomevfs2, required by Grip,
there is no "OFF" knob:

# $FreeBSD: ports/devel/gnome-vfs/Makefile,v 1.134 2008/06/06 14:33:36
edwin Exp $

        @${ECHO_CMD} "${PKGNAME}: KERBEROS is required."

No ifs, no ands, no buts, and I've lost my grip.

There is most certainly not an OFF knob for gnome-vfs.

I cannot imagine why a single user desktop must have Kerberos.

There is probably no solution beyond sucking it up and rebuilding from
source to have Kerberos, but this thing called The Gnu Object
Modelling Environment is just flat bizarre. 

Is there lore for how things end up like this? Maybe a Dilbert

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