Subject: Re: Change in enabling Kerberos support
To: Dan Winship <danw@MIT.EDU>
From: Kimmo Suominen <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/13/1999 23:09:02
I think the right answer is for the package to enable this appropriately.
For packages that can support both Kerberos IV and Kerberos V I would
recommend enabling both if KERBEROS >= 4.  This would match the behaviour
of the base system (when KERBEROS5=1 is set for it).

Since I was not familiar with all the packages I did what I thought was
a safe approach, i.e. only enable one at a time.  Most of them support
only Kerberos IV at this point, I think.

If you could test fetchmail with both versions enabled and confirm that
it works I'd be happy to adjust the package Makefile accordingly.

+ Kim

| From:    Dan Winship <danw@MIT.EDU>
| Date:    Mon, 13 Sep 1999 22:56:34 -0400
| > 1)  If you were using USE_KERBEROS4=yes you will now need to
| >     set KERBEROS=4 instead.
| >
| > 2)  If you were using USE_KERBEROS5=yes you will now need to
| >     set KERBEROS=5 instead.
| What if you want to use both? I believe fetchmail has both krb4
| support (for kpop) and krb5 support (for imap). And people at sites
| that are transitioning from krb4 to krb5 (like MIT) might want to use
| krb5 with the packages that support it, and krb4 with the packages
| that only support that.
| -- Dan