kstart - Kerberos kinit supporting AFS and ticket refreshing

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename kstart_4.2-2_i386.deb
Package name kstart
Package version 4.2
Package release 2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category implemented-in::c interface::commandline net network::client protocol::kerberos role::program security::authentication use::login
Homepage https://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/software/kstart/
License -
Maintainer Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org>
Download size 60.36 KB
Installed size 133.00 KB
k5start can be used instead of kinit to obtain Kerberos tickets.  krenew
can be used instead of kinit -R to renew renewable tickets.  They are
intended primarily for use with automated or long-running processes and
support some additional features useful for that purpose, such as running
as a daemon and refreshing the ticket periodically, checking to see if an
existing ticket has expired, or obtaining an AFS token along with the
ticket by running an external program automatically.


Package Version Architecture Repository
kstart_4.2-2_amd64.deb 4.2 amd64 Debian Main
kstart - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.26
libkrb5-3 >= 1.10+dfsg~alpha1


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package kstart_4.2-2_i386.deb
Source Package kstart

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install kstart deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install kstart




2018-08-26 - Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org>
kstart (4.2-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Update to debhelper compatibility level V11.
- Remove --parallel flags, no longer needed.
- Remove dh-autoreconf dependency and sequence, no longer needed.
* Update standards version to 4.2.1.
- Enable verbose test output.
- Install the upstream release notes as NEWS.gz, not changelog.gz.
- Add Rules-Requires-Root: no.
- Use https for URLs in debian/control and debian/copyright.
* Bump watch file version to 4 and use https for URL.
* Switch to the DEP-14 branch layout and update debian/gbp.conf and
Vcs-Git accordingly.
* Refresh upstream signing key.
* Run wrap-and-sort -ast.
2015-12-25 - Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org>
kstart (4.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
- k5start with -K or a command no longer exits if the initial
authentication fails (unless -x was given).  (Closes: #705063)
- k5start and krenew retry the initial authentication with exponential
backoff, before running any command.  (Closes: #725175)
- k5start cleans up temporary ticket caches in failures.
- The -H flag can now be used in combination with -K.
- Add new -a flag to both k5start and krenew to attempt authentication
or ticket renewal each time the daemon wakes up.
- Fix k5start and krenew to not reject the -b flag with -K or a
* Drop all patches, merged upstream.
* Add debian/gbp.conf reflecting the branch layout of the default
packaging repository.
* Refresh upstream signing key.
* Enable all compiler hardening options.
* Update standards version to 3.9.6 (no changes required).
2014-04-13 - Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org>
kstart (4.1-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Regenerate the Autotools build system with dh_autoreconf during the
build.  (Closes: #727915, #744443)
* Add upstream patch to add AM_PROG_AR to configure.ac, needed by more
recent Automake versions.
* Enable parallel builds.
* Remove now-ignored --disable-k4start flag from configure invocation.
* Add the upstream release signing key and verify it in debian/watch.
* Update standards version to 3.9.5.
- Convert debian/copyright to copyright-format 1.0.
- Specify the Debian packaging branch in the Vcs-Git control field.
2012-02-04 - Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org>
kstart (4.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Update to debhelper compatibility level V9.
- Enable compiler hardening flags, including bindnow and PIE.
* Move single-debian-patch to local-options and patch-header to
local-patch-header so that they only apply to the packages I build and
NMUs get regular version-numbered patches.
2012-01-07 - Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org>
kstart (4.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
- Fix k5start -H and krenew -H with non-renewable tickets.
- Fix k5start -H with a ticket cache for the wrong principal.
- Shorten the wake-up interval when running as a daemon if refreshing
the ticket cache fails.
- Add krenew -s to send SIGHUP to child on krenew exit.
- Clean up PID files on exit via SIGHUP or SIGTERM.

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