MIT krb5 1.12.1 configure fails on AIX 6.1 and 7.1 yaberger at
Mon Jan 27 11:53:40 EST 2014

Hi Greg,

The configure completed successfully with this modification on AIX 7.1 so 
I expect it to work on AIX 6.1
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/vac/bin
gzip -cd krb5-1.12.1.tar.gz |tar xf -
cd krb5-1.12.1/src
/usr/bin/perl -i -pe "s/aix5/aix[567]/" config/shlib.conf
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/krb5-1.12.1
Could you perform the modification in 1.12 (and maybe even 1.11) so that 
it would be included in the next release(s)?

I'll pursue my attempt to complete successfully the build/test/install.
I understand that AIX is not on your official supported platform list but 
as you stated, if it's possible to successfully build with only a few 
issues to be fixed, that could be worth the effort.

Best regards,

Yannick Bergeron
Advisory IT Specialist

From:   Greg Hudson <ghudson at>
To:     Yannick Y Bergeron/Bromont/IBM at IBMCA, krbdev at
Date:   01/27/2014 11:02 AM
Subject:        Re: MIT krb5 1.12.1 configure fails on AIX 6.1 and 7.1

On 01/27/2014 10:43 AM, yaberger at wrote:
> The same happens on AIX 6.1 TL8 SP3 with IBM XL C/C++
> AIX 5.3 TL12 SP8 with IBM XL C/C++ doesn't seem to have this 
> issue.

It looks like our src/config/shlib.conf recognizes AIX 4 and 5 but not 6
and 7.  The static library support in our build system is not
comprehensive enough to be used as an alternative to shared library 

It's possible that the AIX 5 support would also work for AIX 6 and 7, if
there haven't been any significant changes to linking semantics since
AIX 5.  So you could try replacing the "*-*-aix5*)" line with
"*-*-aix[567]*)".  Let us know if it works.

(AIX is not one of our supported platforms as listed in
<>, but we are
willing to make some kinds of changes to make krb5 work on it; this
would obviously be one of them.)

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