kstart - Kerberos kinit supporting AFS and ticket refreshing

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package filename kstart_4.2-1_i386.deb
Package name kstart
Package version 4.2
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category universe/net
Homepage http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/software/kstart/
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Download size 46.58 KB
Installed size 129.00 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_4.2-1_amd64.deb 4.2 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
kstart - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.8
libkrb5-3 >= 1.10+dfsg~alpha1


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package kstart_4.2-1_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




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.
2011-12-29 - Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org>
kstart (4.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
- Ticket caches passed to k5start or krenew via -k are now used as-is
without prepending FILE and therefore can be of any ticket cache
type (unless k5start is called with -o, -g, or -m).  This may change
the ticket cache name exposed to programs run under them.
- Always canonicalize the ticket cache name for passing to commands.
- krenew now stays running if obtaining renewed credentials fails, and
only exits if the ticket cache disappears or is not renewable.  (-i
still keeps it running in those cases as well.)  -x restores the
previous behavior.
- k5start now keeps running despite failures.  -x restores the
previous behavior.
- When k5start is run with the -o, -g, or -m options, it generates a
temporary ticket cache first, sets ownership and permissions, and
then renames it to the real ticket cache.
- k5start and krenew now propagate SIGINT (Ctrl-C) to the child
process rather than just exiting.
- Set signal handlers with sigaction instead of signal to fix a bug in
SIGCHLD handling.
- Reject -U combined with -u or -i, or -H combined with a command.
* Remove reference to arla from README.Debian.  That package was removed
from Debian some years ago.
* Update source package format to 3.0 (quilt).
* Update to debhelper compatibility level V8.
* Update to standards version 3.9.2 (no changes required).

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