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Re: conflicting gssapi libraries

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> Persuade Heimdal upstream to provide an soname that uniquely identifies
> this library in the face of other, pre-existing libgssapi packages, and
> barring that, add a Debian-specific soname component to it?

That's a bit unfair to Heimdal given that their GSSAPI library predates
the UMich library by many years.

> Or if the libraries are actually fully ABI-compatible, perhaps the two
> packages could have the same Provides that could be used in the shlibs?

This may work.  They both implement the same standard.  Although they're
not *fully* ABI-compatible, since Heimdal exposes some additional symbols
that are useful for users who are doing Kerberos, so it probably won't
work as-is.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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