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Remove krb5-appl


Remove src:krb5-appl (produces packages krb5-appl-clients and krb5-appl-servers) from the distribution.


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 27
  • Last updated: 2017-06-21
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

These packages will likely be officially deprecated upstream soon, and probably should not be used in most cases anyway. It contains legacy kerberized utilities, like rsh. There are no packages which depend them. There have been no changes to this package in Fedora since 2013, and no new capabilities upstream since 2010 when it branched from the mainline krb5 distribution.

Benefit to Fedora

Remove obsolete packages that no longer provide the level of security we would like.


  • Proposal owners: rharwood
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

User Experience

N/A (not a System Wide Change)


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), Yes/No
  • Blocks product? N/A


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes

Both krb5-appl-clients and krb5-appl-servers have been removed from Fedora. Users are suggested to move to better security tools, such as openssh.