krb5 libraries and circular dependencies

Henry B. Hotz hotz at
Tue Jun 1 15:30:06 EDT 2010

On May 29, 2010, at 9:03 AM, krbdev-request at wrote:

> On Fri, 28 May 2010 15:32:07 -0400
> Sam Hartman <hartmans at MIT.EDU> wrote:
>> If the krb5 build system didn't use rpath, I think it would be fairly
>> unlikely that a plugin would get a different libkrb5 than the
>> application.  However, since rpath is used, I guess it is reasonably
>> easy to have this happen.
> In some distributions rPath is forbidden exactly for these reasons, and
> needs an exception to be granted in order to be allowed for any single
> package.

My own experience has been that if you *don't* use rpath (or something similar) then it's "fairly unlikely" that libkrb5 will find *any* plugins.  That's doing custom builds, not OS integration of course.
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