Kerberos added to Slackware-current

Back in 2018, Patrick Volkerding mentioned that he was testing PAM and Kerberos to provide proper support for Active Directory and NFS on Slackware Linux. It seems like Mr. Volkerding has finally reached a decision.

krb5 on Slackware Linux

Kerberos Version 5 added to Slackware-current. Beam me up Scotty!

Not everybody will appreciate this potentially invasive change, but our benevolent dictator previously had the following to say about the potential merge:

If we do the Kerberos/PAM, don't expect any support for not running it. It'll be mandatory unless you wish to figure out what and how to recompile and reconfigure everything needed to get rid of it. That said, if it is added I expect to make it so that you won't even notice that it's there.
I think there will be some exciting times ahead for us all, for better and worse, and Lenny Bruce is not afraid.
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