heimdal & KCM
I have been requested to add KCM to the Debian packages - see bug #379245.
Based on my limited understanding, KCM is a system wide daemon that
keeps track of user's Kerberos tickets, in memory, so they don't need
to be stored in /tmp.
This presumably means an /etc/init.d/* script will be required to
start the daemon at boot.
I have several options, and I am not sure which one to use:
* include it in heimdal-servers.
Pros: It is a server, natural choice.
Cons: heimdal-servers conflicts with many other packages.
* include it in heimdal-clients.
Pros: presumably everyone who installs heimdal-clients will probably
want KCM, as it appears to be so much better then using /tmp.
Might make it easier to have Debian package use KCM by default.
* create heimdal-kcm package.
Pros: very flexible.
Cons: users may not realise it exists.
I haven't investigated yet how to make KCM be used by default (I think
standard upstream might require setting an environment variable).
I am also not aware if KCM breaks compatibility with the MIT Kerberos
libraries or not.
This is something I would like to get right first go ;-).
Brian May <firstname.lastname@example.org>