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Re: [PATCH] Make the test_profile able to take multiple files

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (David Howells)
Thu Sep 6 20:54:44 2018

From: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
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Greg Hudson <ghudson@mit.edu> wrote:

> On 09/06/2018 12:14 PM, David Howells wrote:
> > Make the test_profile program able to take multiple files by sticking in
> > parameters called "{" and "}" around the set, e.g.:
> 
> If it is convenient for you to submit a pull request for this at
> https://github.com/krb5/krb5 , please do so; otherwise I can file it.

I'll have a look at it next week.  I haven't really used github before, so I'm
not sure if there's anything special I need to do for it.

> Also, since we don't install test_profile and only build it as part of "make
> check", I would like to know more about the motivation for this improvement.

I'm preparing a kafs-client package so that the in-Linux-kernel AFS client
that I've written can load its configuration from a set of kerberos-style
cells database files on boot.

	https://www.infradead.org/~dhowells/kafs/

I'm trying to understand how intersections between overlapping objects works
within a config file and between "stacked" config files.

One of the problems I have is that MIT Kerberos isn't available on all Linux
distributions, so I'll need to use something different on those - but as I
understand it, the parser behaviour isn't consistent between different
implementations.

David
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