[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#897269: samba: build against system heimdal instead of outdated embedded code copy
pabs at debian.org
Tue May 1 06:36:59 BST 2018
As noted in samba upstream bug #12505, the embedded copy of heimdal in
samba is outdated, at least in respect to the krb5_storage_free
function and this seems to cause some crashes in samba at times.
There are probably other bugs in samba's copy of heimdal that were
fixed in heimdal upstream.
I asked samba upstream last year to either remove or update the
embedded code copy but there was no response to my bug report.
Until samba upstream reaches a decision on this, I think that Debian
should patch samba so that our builds use the system version of heimdal
instead of the outdated embedded code copy.
See also Debian Policy 4.13 and the corresponding wiki page:
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