krb5-config - Configuration files for Kerberos Version 5

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: krb5-config
Package version: 2.3
Package release:
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.



    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


    • /usr/share/doc/krb5-config/NEWS.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/krb5-config/README
    • /usr/share/doc/krb5-config/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/krb5-config/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/krb5-config/packaging-guidelines.gz
    • /usr/share/kerberos-configs/krb5.conf.template


    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)