Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1255448
The 32bit versions of krb5-server and krb5-server-ldap should not be distributed
Last modified: 2016-03-10 14:11:42 EST
Description of problem:
The 32bit version of krb5-server and krb5-server-ldap (i.e. krb5-server.i686, krb5-server.s390, krb5-server.ppc) are distributed in Fedora. But krb5-server contains no libs and krb5-server-ldap has only internal API. Therefore it should not be distributed at all.
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If these packages will be blacklisted, it would be nice to add the as obsolete in the krb5 spec file too.
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Sorry, why is this needed? These packages are perfectly functional in Fedora, and have the same contents across all architectures as far as I know. Is there some bit of Fedora policy I'm missing?
I expect this is about keeping the 32-bit versions of those packages out of the 64-bit trees. Unlike other plugins in krb5-libs and krb5-pkinit, the plugins in krb5-server and krb5-server-ldap are only used by the KDC, so there's no point in including versions of them that don't match architecture of the KDC binary.
Yes they are functional, but these 2 sub-packages are needless, as Nalin pointed out (thanks), so I believe the full functionality will be kept without them.
Thanks. I've opened a rel-eng ticket.
This should be fixed for fc24.