Bug#837728: RM: heimdal/1.7~git20150920+dfsg-4
On 14/09/16 01:23, Jelmer Vernooĳ wrote:
> Package: release.debian.org
> Severity: normal
> User: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Usertags: rm
> Please remove the heimdal source package from testing. As maintainers,
> we believe that Heimdal is not in a good enough state to be included in
> a stable release.
> There is still some activity in the upstream Git master branch. However:
> * The last regular release (1.5) was in 2011, last RC was in 2012
> * No security releases since Jan 2012, despite various recent security
> releases for MIT Kerberos since and occasional security releases while Heimdal
> was active
> * There is no noticeable QA happening upstream. Tests fail on 32 bit,
> regressions have been introduced.
> * Nobody upstream is interested in release management; we have asked
> about this on the development list multiple times.
> I have filed bugs against the packages that depend on Heimdal to
> either switch to building against Heimdal OR MIT or to drop their
> Heimdal dependencies altogether.
The build dependency should prefer MIT kerberos in that case, as sbuild/buildds
only look at the first alternative.
Please make those bugs block this one so we can track progress.