Porting Heimdal's libkafs to MIT Kerberos
hartmans at MIT.EDU
Fri Jan 9 15:24:45 EST 2004
>>>>> "Ken" == Ken Hornstein <kenh at cmf.nrl.navy.mil> writes:
>> That said, I think libkafs is probably the right way to go for
>> AFS support and would like to see a version of libkafs that
>> worked with MIT Kerberos. I just don't see anything you gain
>> from folding it into the main Kerberos distribution.
Ken> As an application developer, it really really sucks that I
Ken> can count on libkafs support in one Kerberos distribution,
Ken> and not in another. For example, it would be extremely
Ken> useful to use krb5-config (which I am using now in configure
Ken> scripts) to find the location or the existance of the libkafs
Ken> library. I don't really see a reasonable way of doing that
Ken> if libkafs isn't part of the MIT distribution. It makes me
Ken> not want to suppot MIT Kerberos when I write code that uses
Ken> AFS. Hell, the whole reason aklog exists as a separate
Ken> application is that MIT Kerberos doesn't include libkafs.
Yes, Heimdal's customer base cares a lot more about AFS than our
perceived customer base does. So we make different decisions about
what to include.
I don't understand why AC_CHECK_LIB(kafs) or whatever is so hard.
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