[OpenAFS] Trouble compiling 1.4rc4 SRPM

Kevin Coffman kwc@citi.umich.edu
Tue, 27 Sep 2005 17:09:05 -0400

> Hi Kevin!!
> Kevin Coffman wrote:
> >> Yea. I just decided to ignore those. I suppose I could try to build and
> >> install fakeka if people seem to want it.
> > 
> > 
> > fakeka comes with the MIT Kerberos code now and Heimdal already has afs
> > stuff, so I don't think there's a need.
> fakeka isn't built by default in MIT k5, and it isn't included with the 
> Red Hat krb5 packages. What I was trying to do was put together a set of 
> OpenAFS RPMs that would provide everything you'd need to test out or 
> upgrade an AFS server environment.
> My thinking was that people could quickly set up a krb5 server using the 
> krb5 packages from Red Hat, and then add the OpenAFS server stuff on top 
> of that from the RPMs.
> Generally, I assume that most people who are running a Red Hat system 
> would prefer to use the MIT k5 stuff that comes with Red Hat instead of 
> building their own (either MIT or Heimdal). If they build their own stuff, 
> they wouldn't be able to use the OpenAFS RPMs anyway. (since the RPM 
> packages are dynamically linked against the system krb5 libraries)
> The best rationale for dropping fakeka that I can think of is to 
> discourage people from using it. (if the official policy of OpenAFS is to 
> encourage krb5-only authentication)

Hi Chris,
I understand your reasoning for including fakeka.  I also think your
stated rationale for dropping it is dead-on.  IMHO, new installations
should never deal with a kaserver or fakeka.