Overriding profile settings

Mark Schreiber mark7 at maginatics.com
Mon May 13 23:03:49 EDT 2013

Greg Hudson <ghudson at MIT.EDU> writes:

> On 05/13/2013 07:41 PM, Mark Schreiber wrote:
>> I'm writing some libkrb5-using code.  I'd like to override one setting
>> from the config files in that code, but otherwise use the settings from
>> the config file.
> I don't think we support that very well right now, unfortunately.  What
> setting do you want to override?  There may be a way to handle it
> specifically.

[libdefaults]/dns_lookup_kdc; the defaults used by CentOS 5 and
Ubuntu libkrb5 installations currently differ.

>> If this is intentional, it seems strange that profile_update_relation()
>> and profile_add_relation() would be exposed in the public API, since
>> they would not then seem to be useful to an external caller.
> Those functions are intended to allow a caller to permanently edit the
> profile, not to edit the in-memory copy.

Ah, that makes sense.  Appreciate it!

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