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Re: RFC: drop kerberos4-support?

On Fri, Nov 11, 2005 at 11:19:07PM +0100, Andreas Barth wrote:
> * Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu) [051111 21:47]:
> > Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org> writes:
> > > Well, my question is simple: should I push packages to go away from
> > > kerberos-4-support? Unless there is a good reason to do not, I would
> > > start to push into that direction. And of course, feel free to send me
> > > things that need to be changed. As usual, the maintainers have a special
> > > say in everything (that's why I Cced them). :)

> > I think it's time to encourage maintainers to start thinking about this,
> > as the next major release of MIT Kerberos is also going to drop Kerberos
> > v4 support as of May of 2006.  Kerberos 4 support will still be there in
> > the MIT package until at least that time, and there are some sites who are
> > still in the process of transitioning away, so I wouldn't want to see too
> > many things disappear too quickly, but it's certainly time to think about
> > how to drop it over time.

> You think that December 2006 (the expected release time of etch) is too
> early to drop Kerberos 4?

Note that dropping the krb4 source package does not require dropping
Kerberos 4 support from the MIT Kerberos packages, either; and as the MIT
Kerberos version doesn't seem to have any RC bugs at present regarding the
status of its Kerberos 4 support, there doesn't seem to be any reason to cut
it before upstream does.

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Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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