[Samba] Gentoo, Heimdal and Samba 4.2 EOL (was: Re: bug in smbclient (?) 4.2.x)

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Jan 4 23:26:46 UTC 2017

On Thu, 2017-01-05 at 00:07 +0100, Stefan G. Weichinger via samba
> Am 2017-01-04 um 23:49 schrieb Stefan G. Weichinger via samba:
> > 
> > on my way to 4.5.3 now
> compiling samba-4.5.3 on gentoo *failed* right now
> seems to be related to heimdal issues .. it's too late here right now
> to
> go on with that, maybe tomorrow.
> browsed the gentooo bugzilla, found
> https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=593486
> (and commented)
> That seems to be the showstopper at gentoo.
> Aside from that: pls remember that they had/have that issue with
> debian
> as well.

In Debian we re-bundled heimdal.  Samba is only known to work and is
only tested with the bundled copy.  The semi-private interfaces we use
with the KDC have skewed and we rely on specific patches to be applied
on the Heimdal side.

The work to have Heimdal updated in Samba, so we can then port out the
last few patches and unbundle it remains uncompleted.  The port to MIT
kerberos is ongoing, but also not complete.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                       http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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