Re: [Gábor Gombás] Bug#564566: libkadm5clnt7: SONAME conflict with Heimdal
mooney at dogbert.cc.ndsu.nodak.edu
Tue Jan 12 18:08:30 EST 2010
In regard to: Re: [Gábor Gombás] Bug#564566: libkadm5clnt7: SONAME conflict...:
> I suppose it would be OK to have libkadm5clnt-mit.so, with libkadm5clnt.so
> being a symlink. In fact, one could even decide that the latter is
> controlled by alternatives, on a Debian-like platform.
That's pretty much what I was thinking when I suggested it.
Note that there's no reason why there couldn't *also* (always) be a
that points to the versioned library. That might ease things for
developers -- if they know they need the MIT flavor of the library, they
look specifically for libkadm5clnt-mit.so, otherwise they link with
whatever the libkadm5clnt.so is on their platform, and it's the sysadmin
that chooses (via something like alternatives) which flavor is the
If there ever is a pkg-config file or krb5-config is extended to help
developers answer the question "how do I link with the MIT libkadm5clnt
library", it should output the libkadm5clnt-mit.so symlink, not the
"generic" one that might point to the Heimdal flavor.
> It just seems like
> it would be wrong to not have the name corresponding to the unversioned
I don't disagree, it just seems like it may be the lesser evil.
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