[Gábor Gombás] Bug#564566: libkadm5clnt7: SONAME conflict with Heimdal

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Mon Jan 11 00:40:10 EST 2010

Greg Hudson <ghudson at mit.edu> writes:

> (I'd also like to understand better why Debian needs to have both sets
> of libraries installed, but I have more pressing matters to investigate
> at this moment.)

It's very useful to be able to mix and match the libraries, particularly
when you're developing software and trying to ensure that it works with
all the major Kerberos implementations.  It primarily applies to the basic
libraries, of course, but increasingly I want to be able to have both,
say, Authen::Krb5::Admin and Heimdal::Kadm5 installed at the same time so
that I can easily run test suites for software like wallet that will be
built on both.

Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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