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Re: lib/45266: krb5-config causes namespace pollution (NetBSD 5, NetBSD 4, and probably HEAD)
The following reply was made to PR lib/45266; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "Roland C. Dowdeswell" <elric%imrryr.org@localhost>
Cc: lib-bug-people%netbsd.org@localhost, gnats-admin%netbsd.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: lib/45266: krb5-config causes namespace pollution (NetBSD 5,
NetBSD 4, and probably HEAD)
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 16:49:33 +0100
On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 10:15:01AM +0000, kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost wrote:
I agree with the intent of this bug but third party code doesn't
generally include <krb5/foo.h> because this has been a standard
mistake in Kerberos distributions for over a decade. We decided
to put a number of ancilliary files from Heimdal into /usr/include/krb5
but by default Heimdal doesn't, it just installs them into the
include directory directly.
Now, that said, this is unlikely to be a problem because we do have
/usr/include/krb5.h and we have modified it and all of the other
includes to include <krb5/foo.h> and so little would end up breaking
if we made this change.
This raises another issue that has bothered me about krb5-config
$ krb5-config --libs
-L/usr/lib -lkrb5 -lhx509 -lcom_err -lcrypto -lasn1 -lwind -lroken <
that it asks applications to directly link against all of the
Kerberos libraries rather than just -lkrb5. In a dynamic world,
libkrb5.so will pull in all of the other libs---asking applications
to directly link against them unnecessarily makes the names of all
of the support libraries part of the ABI.
Roland Dowdeswell http://Imrryr.ORG/~elric/
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