Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128846
RFE: Build gaim with kerberized zephyr
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:46 EST
From my experience, most sites using zephyr use kerberized-zephyr.
This makes the zephyr support in the gaim packages a little lacking,
since gaim has to be rebuilt to use the kerberized zephyr support (as
opposed to the un-kerberized zephyr support built now).
Since Fedora ships with kerberos, all that's required is adding
'--with-krb4' to the configure line, and a BuildRequires of krb5-devel.
Having the Gaim RPM depend on kerberos doesn't seem like a great idea
to me... Having a separate gaim-zephyr RPM containing the zephyr
plugin compiled with kerberos support sounds like a good idea.
warren: If you're interested, the gaim.spec Gaim CVS does something
very similar to this for the silc protocol. I'm not sure how I feel
about changing the upstream gaim.spec to build zephyr as a separate
RPM and/or with kerberos support.
Fedora at least already requires kerberos libraries for core
components of our operating system, so it is already present and
installed for users who use our gaim. I dislike the idea of
sub-packages for protocols that other people include, so I am
considering enabling kerberos in our gaim. This of course is not a
good change for upstream gaim.spec.
This sound ok?
So, I don't doubt that you are correct that important parts of fedora
depend on kerberos ... but nothing on my system depends on either
krb5-devel or the kerberos libraries themselves. openssl-devel does
have a transitive dependency on krb5-libs, but there are any number of
systems which might not require openssl-devel.
That said, I won't cry if the Fedora gaim package depends on kerberos.
Wow, I hadn't realized so many things depend on kerberos. xine?
grip? wget? xscreensaver? Funky. I don't have any problems with the
Fedora RPM being built with a kerberized-zephyr.