krb5-1.6.4-beta1 is available

Ken Raeburn raeburn at MIT.EDU
Fri Mar 28 15:43:04 EDT 2008

On Mar 28, 2008, at 14:23, Damian Hazen wrote:
> There is a linking issue when building kerberos on AIX 5.  This  
> problem
> has been around for a few kerberos releases now and it would be really
> helpful if it could be addressed.  For AIX 5, kerberos is now building
> run-time linking shared objects (see config/shlib.conf) instead of
> archives.   This breaks executables which want to link against them
> unless the executable explicitly requests run-time linking.

Unfortunately, we don't have any functional AIX systems to test with  
here.  (We used to have an AIX 4 system, donated by IBM, but its disk  
died and we've done nothing about it, much like our scrounged Tru64  
5.1 system.  No AIX 5 to play with.  So far as I've heard, these  
platforms aren't the highest priorities to support among our  
sponsors.)  This is, I think, the first "normal UNIX" build system  
(i.e., not Mac OS X, which is already treated specially in a bunch of  
ways) where dynamically loaded objects (e.g., preauth or kdb plugins)  
and shared libraries (e.g., libkrb5) can be built differently, so it  
may take a few rounds of debugging.

I'm unclear on whether the previous change was broken since,  
incomplete, or just wrong; I'm quite willing to believe we broke  
something since getting the patch or in applying it.  https:// has the prior  
discussion that led to these changes in the first place.  There are  
some patches there we haven't incorporated.  Perhaps some of them fix  
this problem?

Ken Raeburn, Senior Programmer
MIT Kerberos Consortium

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