[LON-CAPA-dev] Re: SuSE installation

Jim Maxka lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 07 Sep 2004 14:25:01 -0700

Hi Martin
I am very interested in your project.  Are you referring to the $50 
academic version of 9.1 or the free one.  The free one doesn't seem to 
have many tools built in.  --jim

Martin Siegert wrote:

>Just an update:
>I succeeded to compile a bunch of rpms for SuSE-9.1:
>Of these the krb5-devel package is not required (and should not be installed).
>It is required to build the perl-Authen-Krb4 and perl-Authen-Krb5 packages,
>which are by far the biggest obstacle for running LON-CAPA on a SuSE-9.1
>system: SuSE uses the heimdal kerberos implementation without krb4 support
>compiled in. For that reason the perl-Authen-Krb4 module does not compile.
>The bigger problem, however, is the perl-Authen-Krb5: the author of that
>module decided not to use the published krb5 API of the kerberos library,
>but use internal functions of the MIT implementation (arrghhh). Thus,
>there is no hope to compile this on a native SuSE-9.1 box. I finally
>succeeded by building the krb5-devel package (from the Fedora 2 src.rpm),
>which includes only the krb5 header files and static libraries. This then
>was used to compile the perl-Authen-Krb4 and perl-Authen-Krb5 packages.
>Therefore, there is no dependency on the krb5-devel package.
>Building all the other rpm packages is more or less trivial.
>I will now try to install LON-CAPA-1.2 on this machine. Stay tuned.