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

Fraser Tweedale frase at
Sun Aug 10 01:42:28 UTC 2008

On Sat, Aug 09, 2008 at 03:58:53PM -0400, Joe Altman wrote:
> 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
> Project. 
> 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 $
> .if defined(WITHOUT_KERBEROS)
>         @${ECHO_CMD} "${PKGNAME}: KERBEROS is required."
>         @${FALSE}
> .endif
> 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
> cartoon?

Have a look at audio/asunder, a lightweight GTK+ CD ripper.

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