Re: Interest in packaging GNU Shishi and GNU Generic Security Service?
On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 09:32:58AM +0200, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> I expect the initial packaging to be simple, it is just a './configure
> && make install' package. Part of the 'make install' procedure should
> be duplicated in the apt install scripts, for the KDC side, but that
> part is not important. I think it is more important to simply get the
> library and binaries packaged. How to better co-exist with MIT and
> Heimdal is something that will need to be figured out along the way.
> If there is interest in the idea, improving the GSS library to be able
> to dlopen the MIT or Heimdal GSS libraries is an idea I have been
> playing with. Then Debian packages (like gsasl, fetchmail, curl,
> mailutils, etc, that support GSS) would only have to be linked with
> GNU GSS, and the user can, during run-time through a configuration
> file, decide which actual implementation should be used. GNU GSS
> would then merely be a shim between MIT, Heimdal or Shishi. Then
> enabling GSS in more packages would be simpler, without having a
> strong dependency on just one of MIT, Heimdal or Shishi.
Have you looked at the libgssapi package at
Currently we're just using this for the NFS rpcsec_gss implementation,
but we split it out into a separate library thinking it might be used as
you describe above.