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

Philip Guenther guenther at
Mon Jan 11 14:01:26 EST 2010

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 6:54 AM, Jeffrey Hutzelman <jhutz at> wrote:
> Perhaps more importantly, while these libraries have similar names, they
> don't have identical ABI's, and they don't speak even remotely the same
> protocol.  If one needs to be able to perform administrative operations on
> both Heimdal and MIT KDC's, one needs both libraries.

Do the libraries have identical APIs?  If not, then IMO they shouldn't
have even the same base name (i.e., what is passed with the compiler
-l option). anyone?

If they have the same API but different ABIs (structure sizes or
layouts?) then including mit or heimdal in the SONAME seems like a
sufficient solution.

Philip Guenther

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