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Bug 78202 - /etc/init.d/krb5kdc checks for hard coded file name
/etc/init.d/krb5kdc checks for hard coded file name
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: krb5 (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-11-19 18:53 EST by Jim Richardson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-08 11:46:40 EDT
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Description Jim Richardson 2002-11-19 18:53:00 EST
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Description of problem:
I followed the documented kerberos setup and created my database with a name that wasn't "prinicle". The init.d script checks for the existence of the "principle" file and exits if it doesn't exist. I simply touched a principle file in the correct location and the server seems to be working fine. Of course I am not sure YET how to verify that, since it is my first time to set it up. 

The kadmin script has the same issue.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup a new kerberos database named something besides "principle"

Actual Results:  The server silently refuses to start

Expected Results:  Expected it to at least error with a message if a sanity test failed. But it will need to be improved to awk out the principle(s) names and verify that at least one exsits. As I read the documentaion there could be more than one princilple database running on a system.

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-07 14:27:05 EDT
Red Hat Linux is no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc. If you are still
running Red Hat Linux, you are strongly advised to upgrade to a
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Comment 2 Jim Richardson 2006-08-08 11:46:40 EDT
Well it is good to know that after all these years that have passed this bug 
report wasn't closed. I suppose ignoring issues until a product expires is 
better than just sweeping them under the rug. Regardless, I've long since 
given up on krb as I now try to adhere to the KISS principle.

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