[LON-CAPA-dev] IMPORTANT: Need to install kerberos 5
Wed, 28 Aug 2002 14:02:14 -0400
A minor update on making PERL on your system to behave like LEGO BLOCKS.
The process for building self-extracting "binaries" that will cleanly
install/upgrade/uninstall CPAN distribution packages is currently working,
though these self-extracting-installing packages are not yet released.
I still need to make a minor bug fix to
related to valid characters in the dynamically generated RPM names.
> * Get Authen::Krb5 from CPAN in your favorite way
> * the Makefile.PL is broken. Change "/usr/local/krb5/" to "/usr/kerberos/"
Yes... sigh... the only way is to make the change above.
Lately, I have been formally incorporating all the different CPAN
"compilation tweaks" and "source code patches" so that we can automate them
(and also, in a sense, probe for them) on any LON-CAPA filesystem.
Based on using this approach on my own systems, I am very optimistic that this
will make it VERY EASY to help LON-CAPA grow/refine itself in terms of
changing CPAN packages as well as several new CPAN packages that I have been
thinking of introducing.
It will also help increase security in terms of WHAT is on the filesystem.
There is room for optimism. Once I get home next week to the moral support of
my dog, finishing this off will be a no-brainer.
> - Gerd.
> Scott Harrison wrote:
> > Hi Mark,
> > LON-CAPA currently supports kerberos version 4, not kerberos version 5.
> > For more information, see BUG #663 which describes the probable fixes.
> > In fact, if you try the suggested patches
> > at http://bugs.lon-capa.org/show_bug.cgi?id=663
> > you could probably get it to work (before we thoroughly go after it).
> > LON-CAPA should be made to support Kerberos version 5.
> > Regards,
> > Scott
> > > Hi-
> > >
> > > I have successfully configured one of my machines to authenticate
> > > kerberos via krb5 and kinit. It will not yet authenticate with loncapa.
> > > Does the loncapa kerberos assume that the server is willing to serve up
> > > krb4? I'm currently checking with our local types to see if there is
> > > backward compatibility in their implementation. Are there any plans to
> > > implement krb5 in loncapa?
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > > Mark
> > >
> > >
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