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Re: lib/45266: krb5-config causes namespace pollution (NetBSD 5, NetBSD 4, and probably HEAD)

On Aug 24,  4:49pm, ("Roland C. Dowdeswell") wrote:
-- Subject: Re: lib/45266: krb5-config causes namespace pollution (NetBSD 5, 

| 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.

Yes, and try to make the world a better place by not perpetuating the
problem. The problematic package can do -I/usr/include/krb5.

| This raises another issue that has bothered me about krb5-config
| which is:
|       $ krb5-config --libs
|       -L/usr/lib -lkrb5 -lhx509 -lcom_err -lcrypto -lasn1 -lwind -lroken <
|       -lcrypt -lpthread
| that it asks applications to directly link against all of the
| Kerberos libraries rather than just -lkrb5.  In a dynamic world,
| 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.

The whole thing is broken. This only adds a link path and not a run path,
it adds -lpthread instead of issuing -pthread in CFLAGS. Well, if you wanted
to make a static binary, you would need all those libs.


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