[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#726459: Bug#726459: samba: does samba really need to built again heimdal krb or could MIT be used?

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Wed Oct 16 00:29:42 UTC 2013

On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 02:00:57AM +0200, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
> Source: samba
> Version: 2:3.6.19-1
> Severity: wishlist
^ I suspect you're actually using Samba 4 rather than 3? The samba 3.x packages
don't link against Heimdal.

> I just wondered whether samba really needs to use heimdal Kerberos, or whether
> MIT could be used as well.
The Active Directory domain controller support in Samba 4 relies on Heimdal,
and the functionality it depends on is not available in MIT Kerberos.

There is an effort by RedHat to get Samba4 to work with MIT instead of
Heimdal, but that project isn't complete yet:


Providing a custom source package with binary packages of Samba's client code
linked against MIT Kerberos would be an option, but also a significant chunk of



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