GSSAPI and Heimdal in Base

Bryan Drewery bdrewery at
Wed Feb 19 13:29:15 UTC 2014

On 2/17/2014 5:23 PM, Robert Simmons wrote:
> 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.

I will take another look, however I could not get it to build with the
base heimdal so I marked it broken.

> 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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