[csw-maintainers] xscreensaver and libkrb4.so.2

Dagobert Michelsen dam at opencsw.org
Fri Apr 27 16:19:09 CEST 2012

Hi Jeffery,

Am 08.04.2012 um 05:54 schrieb Jeffery Small:
> After my recent upgrade in testing I discovered that xscreensaver is no
> longer working under my gnome desktop. when I try to start it manually it
> reports:
>    5-> xscreensaver -no-splash
>    ld.so.1: xscreensaver: fatal: libkrb4.so.2: open failed: \
> 					No such file or directory
>    Killed
> Sure enough, there is no libkrb4.so.2 remaining on the system.
> I see that this has apparently been replaced with libkrb5.so.3, however
> the CSWxsave package has not been upgraded to use this. (it is still at
> 5.11,REV=2010.07.12).
> It is interesting that when I do a file search for libkrb5.so.3 it reports
> a pile of packages as dependent upon CSWlibkrb5-3, including CSWxsave.
> When I do a search for libkrb4.so.2 it also reports CSWxsave as the only
> package dependent upon this library.  So there seems to be some sort of
> inconsistency in how this is getting logged in the database.  Maybe this is
> provides a clue as to why the CSWxsave package got missed in the upgrade.
> Can xscreensaver please be repackaged to use the current library?  Thanks.

I am currently taking a look at this. The problem is that xscreensaver requires
the kerberos v4 API which requires krb5 to be compiled in krb4 compat mode
which we currently don't have. Do you need kerberos support?

If not, I have prepared a preliminary package to test in
which will show up shortly.

Please let me know if this works for you.

Best regards

  -- Dago

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