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Bug 339143

Summary: virtual/krb5 is an old style virtual
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Radoslaw Szkodzinski <astralstorm>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers <bug-wranglers>
Severity: normal CC: kerberos
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Radoslaw Szkodzinski 2010-09-29 16:20:33 UTC
I'm filing this bug, because old style virtuals should be removed.

This leads to an issue where I cannot replace app-crypt/mit-krb5 with app-crypt/heimdal and invoking preserved-rebuild to not break my install.

Affected packages are at least app-crypt/mit-krb5 and app-crypt/heimdal.

Tried quite a few things, nothing worked to solve this:
[ebuild  N    ] app-crypt/heimdal-1.3.3-r1  USE="X berkdb hdb-ldap ipv6 otp pkinit ssl threads -afs -test" 5,610 kB
[blocks B     ] app-crypt/mit-krb5 ("virtual/krb5" is blocking app-crypt/heimdal-1.3.3-r1)
Comment 1 Eray Aslan gentoo-dev 2010-09-29 17:25:25 UTC
That's not going to work unfortunately:

* You cannot even build one when the other is present without some surgery in the Makefiles (both provide same but incompatible header files).
* Even if you do build, they provide the same libraries while following different -but similar- versioning schemes.  There is no guarantee that it will work / will not clash in the future - even if it does work now.

Probably a !! blocker for both packages is in order.  Closing as CANTFIX.