krb5-config - Configuration files for Kerberos Version 5

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name krb5-config
Package version 2.3
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 79 B
Download size 24.16 KB
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This package provides /etc/krb5.conf and any other files needed to
configure Kerberos Version 5.  This package may be used with one of the
implementations of Kerberos in Debian, or with a locally built Kerberos.
Generally this package will be installed as part of installing some
Kerberos implementation.


Package Version Architecture Repository
krb5-config_2.3_all.deb 2.3 all Debian Main
krb5-config - - -


Name Value
bind9-host -
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -


Type URL
Binary Package krb5-config_2.3_all.deb
Source Package kerberos-configs

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install krb5-config deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install krb5-config




2012-01-18 - Russ Allbery <>
kerberos-configs (2.3) unstable; urgency=low
[ Sam Hartman ]
* Update configuration, Closes: #587624
[ Russ Allbery ]
* Set the Kerberos admin server default from the SRV record if present,
and lower the priority to medium if we can guess from a SRV record.
(Closes: #576324)
* Update ANDREW.CMU.EDU configuration.  (Closes: #621875)
* Update DEMENTIA.ORG configuration.
* Update source package format to 3.0 (native).
* Update to debhelper compatibility level V9.
* Update standards version to 3.9.2 (no changes required).
* New translations:
- Danish, thanks Joe Hansen.  (Closes: #626530)
- Dutch, thanks Jeroen Schot.  (Closes: #654190)
- Fix formatting in all translation files, thanks Christian PERRIER.
2009-08-05 - Sam Hartman <>
kerberos-configs (2.2) unstable; urgency=low
* New translations:
- Swedish, Thanks Martin Bagge, Closes: #538046
- Galician, Thanks Marce, Closes: #538065
- Japanese, Thanks TANAKA, Atushi 
- Portuguese, Thanks Ricardo Silva , Closes: #538181
- Czech, Thanks Miroslav Kure, Closes: #538411
- Russion, Thanks Yuri Kozlov, Closes: #539180 
- Spanish, thanks Francisco Javier Cuadrado , Closes: #539635
- Italian, thanks Luca Monducci, Closes: #539500
- German, thanks Matthias Julius , Closes: #539439
- French, thanks Bruno Travouillon , Closes: #539419
* Also check UDP SRV records not just TCP, Thanks Wouter Verhelst
2009-07-21 - Sam Hartman <>
kerberos-configs (2.1) experimental; urgency=low
* New Russian debconf translations,  thanks Yuri Kozlov, Closes: #531123 
* Remove krb4-config and Kerberos 4 support
* Update packaging guidelines
- Remove Kerberos 4
- Include useful references for complicated topics.
* New proposal for how config and postinst should run
* Implement new method for krb5 configuration:
- Except in the case where a realm stanza already exists and we
don't support updating it, don't skip questions, Closes: #525577
- Auto detect srv records if /usr/bin/host is available, waiting until
postinst time if we have to to guarantee its availability,
Closes: #445059
- Use Kerberos TXT records to detect default realm through DNS,
Closes: #445063
2009-03-20 - Russ Allbery <>
kerberos-configs (1.23) unstable; urgency=low
* Do not add KDCs for the local realm to krb5.conf unless the postinst
script changed the default realm.  This avoids reprompting for the
KDCs for the local realm during upgrades if they're no longer present
and debconf doesn't think DNS is being used to find the KDCs.
Reported by Bastian Blank.  (Closes: #510419)
* Fix comment in krb5-config's config script about why the Perl code
must use only perl-base features.  Reported by Tollef Fog Heen.
(Closes: #510669)
* Reference the specific version of the GPL the license references.
* Use set -e instead of #!/bin/sh -e in postrm.
* Update debhelper compatibility level to V7.
- Rename krb*.conf to krb*.conf.template so that they can be installed
with dh_install.
- Use debhelper rules minimization.
- Remove now-unneeded debian/*.dirs debhelper configuration files.
* Update standards version to 3.8.1 (no changes required).
2008-12-29 - Russ Allbery <>
kerberos-configs (1.22) unstable; urgency=low
* Suppress errors from dnsdomainname when attempting to find a default
for the local realm.  (LP: #296719)
* Set the default Kerberos v4 realm in the template to ATHENA.MIT.EDU
instead of a bogus value, following the practice for krb5.conf.
This setting is only used if determining the default realm during
configure fails.
* Translation updates:
- Italian, thanks Luca Monducci.  (Closes: #508191)
2008-07-22 - Russ Allbery <>
kerberos-configs (1.21) unstable; urgency=low
* Translation updates:
- Swedish, thanks Martin Bagge.  (Closes: #491771)

See Also

Package Description
krb5-doc_1.12.1+dfsg-19+deb8u4_all.deb Documentation for MIT Kerberos
krb5-gss-samples_1.12.1+dfsg-19+deb8u4_amd64.deb MIT Kerberos GSS Sample applications
krb5-kdc-ldap_1.12.1+dfsg-19+deb8u4_amd64.deb MIT Kerberos key server (KDC) LDAP plugin
krb5-kdc_1.12.1+dfsg-19+deb8u4_amd64.deb MIT Kerberos key server (KDC)
krb5-locales_1.12.1+dfsg-19+deb8u4_all.deb Internationalization support for MIT Kerberos
krb5-multidev_1.12.1+dfsg-19+deb8u4_amd64.deb Development files for MIT Kerberos without Heimdal conflict
krb5-otp_1.12.1+dfsg-19+deb8u4_amd64.deb OTP plugin for MIT Kerberos
krb5-pkinit_1.12.1+dfsg-19+deb8u4_amd64.deb PKINIT plugin for MIT Kerberos
krb5-strength_3.0-1_amd64.deb Password strength checking for Kerberos KDCs
krb5-sync-plugin_3.0-4_amd64.deb MIT Kerberos Active Directory synchronization plugin
krb5-sync-tools_3.0-4_amd64.deb Kerberos Active Directory synchronization tools
krb5-user_1.12.1+dfsg-19+deb8u4_amd64.deb Basic programs to authenticate using MIT Kerberos
krdc_4.14.1-1_amd64.deb Remote Desktop Connection client
krecipes-data_2.0~beta2-3_all.deb recipes manager for KDE - data files
krecipes-doc_2.0~beta2-3_all.deb recipes manager for KDE - documentation