[Bug 142380] New: kmail ssl imap/smtp fail with kerberos installed

D.Kevin McGrath dmcgrath at cs.indiana.edu
Thu Mar 1 19:03:03 GMT 2007

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           Summary: kmail ssl imap/smtp fail with kerberos installed
           Product: kmail
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Compiled Sources
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kdepim-bugs kde org
        ReportedBy: dmcgrath cs indiana edu

Version:            (using KDE KDE 3.5.6)
Installed from:    Compiled From Sources
Compiler:          gcc (GCC) 4.1.1 (Gentoo 4.1.1-r3)
OS:                Linux

On an up to date gentoo installation, if the app-crypt/mit-krb5 ebuild is installed, kmail becomes unable to use SSL enabled IMAP or SMTP, and fails with an error of 

"The process for the imaps://mail.server protocol died unexpectedly." 


"The process for the smtps://mail.server protocol died unexpectedly."

After trying to reinstall kdepim, kdelibs, and kdebase, the solution turned out to be simply uninstalling the kerberos package.  While this workaround exists, it is unsatisfactory, as my setup requires a kerberized ssh client.

The problem reappeared upon reinstallation of kerberos.

How to reproduce:
On an up to date gentoo system, install KDE as well as mit-krb5, or just enable the kerberos use flag.

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