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From ghudson@MIT.EDU Thu Feb 12 22:54:51 1998
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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 22:54:48 -0500
From: ghudson@MIT.EDU
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Subject: Replay cache temporary directory
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>Number: 548
>Category: krb5-libs
>Synopsis: Replay cache temporary directory is selected wrong
>Confidential: no
>Severity: non-critical
>Priority: medium
>Responsible: krb5-unassigned
>State: feedback
>Class: sw-bug
>Submitter-Id: unknown
>Arrival-Date: Thu Feb 12 22:55:00 EST 1998
>Last-Modified: Thu Apr 16 23:54:39 EDT 1998
>Originator: Greg Hudson
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>Release: 1.0

System: SunOS small-gods 5.5.1 Generic_103640-12 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-1
Architecture: sun4

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src/include/krb5/ looks for a temporary directory for
the replay cache by looking on the build machine for /usr/tmp,
/var/usr/tmp, /var/tmp, and /tmp. This is a really poor order to
look for directories in, since /usr/tmp is a deprecated directory
in both the Linux and BSD filesystem hierarchies and /var/usr/tmp
is Just Plain Weird, whereas /var/tmp is a standard location in
pretty much every modern OS.

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Build krb5 on a NetBSD machine which has /usr/tmp symlinked to
/var/tmp for compatibility with some broken piece of software.
Then use something built against those libraries on a system
without the compatibility symlink. Watch yourself lose.

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No patch provided, since the build system has changed so much.
Please pull /var/tmp to the front of the search order.
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State-Changed-From-To: open-feedback
State-Changed-By: tlyu
State-Changed-When: Thu Apr 16 23:53:18 1998

src/include/krb5/ 1.46

Ok fixed in current sources. The main problem would be on
Ultrix-Athena machines that symlink /tmp -> /var/tmp, but that should
really get fixed on the few Ultrix machines we have remaining. :-)

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