GSSAPI and Heimdal in Base

Robert Simmons rsimmons0 at
Mon Feb 17 23:23:05 UTC 2014

Actually both port and base are 1.5.2. Base was updated in Apr 2012:

Both 9.x and 10.0 have Heimdal 1.5.2, same version in ports.

The Heimdal project's current stable version is actually 1.5.3. They
have forgotten to update their main website, but the Git repository
speaks the truth:

Also, they are pushing out 1.6 release candidates at the moment, so I
think 1.6 should arrive shortly.

I will give the project a poke and see if they can update their
website, but security/openssh-portable should build fine against
heimdal base or the  heimdal port since they are identical.

On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 7:43 AM, Dewayne Geraghty
<dewayne.geraghty at> wrote:
> Robert,
> There's a couple of versions different.  Heimdal from ports is 1.5.2.
> I'm writing personally because I don't build any systems with the
> heimdal in base, but I recall it being around 1.0.1 on 9.X.
> As an aside I recall the openssh developer mentioning somewhere that
> gssapi wasn't supported in openssh 6.5, but if it builds for you then
> you're probably running an earlier version of the ports system?  It's
> also helpful to let folks know what FreeBSD version you're discussing ;)
> Cheers, Dewayne
> On 17/02/2014 5:14 PM, Robert Simmons wrote:
>> When building openssh-portable, and enabling kerb_gssapi, but using
>> the heimdal that is in base, it gives the error:
>> KERB_GSSAPI Requires either MIT or HEMIDAL, does not build with base
>> Heimdal currently
>> What is the difference between base and the port of Heimdal?
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