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[opensuse-packaging] Re: krb5 dependency in Base:System
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Am 27.11.2013 23:25, schrieb NeilBrown:
On Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:20:45 +0100 Stephan Kulow <coolo@xxxxxxx>
wrote:

Hi,

It's currently impossible to submit packages from Base:System due
to repo-checker blocking submissions as base packages suddenly
require krb5.

This is due to a change in libtirpc, that creates a huge cycle.
As I'm protecting Factory from having that cycle too, I block
such updates. Unfortunately the check hits other packages in the
cycle too, so this means: unless this change is reverted, it
won't be possible to submit base packages.

Greetings, Stephan

Do really understand much of this, but I'll tell you what I know.

1/ libtirpc doesn't work properly without the recent change. It
causes rpc.gssd to crash whenever someone tries to perform a secure
NFS mount. 2/ nfs-utils is in Base:System and it already depends on
krb5 so I don't understand why this introduces a new dependency.

(just FYI libtirpc is used only by nfs-client, nfs-kernel-server,
pam, autofs and rpcbind)

So I don't understand what the problem is, or why there is a
problem or what sort of approach might fix it. So I cannot be much
help here.

The problem is that pam is used in *every* build environment and so is
libtirpc. So if you add further dependencies to libtirpc, you also add
more to *every* build environment.

And I don't think that pam requires kerberos - it just doesn't make
sense. So I understand that you need that fix for secure NFS mounts,
but you don't understand the price tag of that fix. Can we perhaps
split either pam or libtirpc's functionality into 2 spec files or do
you see any other option?

Greetings, Stephan

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