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Re: GSS installed header in include/gss/api.h instead of gssapi.h

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: GSS installed header in include/gss/api.h instead of gssapi.h
Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 21:54:25 +0200
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Markus Mazurczak <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Simon,
> thanks for your answer. I think it is an good idea to implement the
> compat directory and make it retrievable via pkg-config.
> As a workaround i just created a file /usr/local/gssapi.h which does
> nothing but including gss.h.

Hi again.  Great, let me know if you run into any other issues.  I
haven't heard of anyone building PostgreSQL with GNU GSS before.


> Regards,
> Markus
> Simon Josefsson schrieb:
>> Markus Mazurczak <address@hidden> writes:
>>> configure: error: gssapi.h header file is required for GSSAPI
>>> libgss is available:
>>> ldconfig -v | grep gss
>>> ->
>>> but there is no gssapi.h header installed. Instead the following headers
>>> were installed under /usr/local/include/gss:
>>> - api.h
>>> - ext.h
>>> Did i do something wrong during compiling GSS or is there something i
>>> forgot?
>>> I dont understand why postgresql need gssapi.h but gss just installed me
>>> the above mentioned headers. Is it an gss or postgres failure?
>> Hi Markus.  Thanks for your interest.  The problem is that postgresql
>> assumes the GSS-API header file is called 'gssapi.h', but in GNU GSS it
>> is called 'gss.h' (should be available in /usr/include/gss.h for you).
>> If you modify PostgreSQL to include gss.h instead of gssapi.h, hopefully
>> things will work.
>> I don't recall anywhere in the standard that _requires_ that the header
>> file is called 'gssapi.h', but I see how it could simplify building
>> packages that makes this assumption (many do).
>> What GNU GSS could do here is to install a file
>> $prefix/include/gss/compat/gssapi.h which only does '#includes <gss.h>',
>> and also make 'pkg-config --cflags gss' include a
>> -I$prefix/include/gss/compat directory in its output.
>> Thoughts?
>> Thanks,
>> /Simon
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