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Re: conflict between heimdal and umich gssapi library and their consequences
On 9/1/07, Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm fairly sure that for right now Debian is just living with the problem
> and conflicting the libraries. That makes Heimdal almost unusable in
> Debian since the UMich GSS-API indirection layer gets pulled in by the
> NFSv4 support, which is part of standard.
> I'm still of the opinion that UMich was at fault here and they need to
> rename their GSS-API library to something else. Heimdal was using that
> library name first, and regardless of how much more "generic" they think
> their indirection layer is, taking a shared library name that's already in
> use is frankly rather rude. Picking a different SONAME version to start
> with clearly isn't sufficient, as we now see.
I regret any inconvenience our libgssapi library has caused. We used
the obvious name and had no malicious intent.
I will rename our library to libgssglue which will require a change in
librpcsecgss and will require nfs-utils to be reconfigured and
recompiled (no source changes required). I will put out new versions