shibboleth repository for SLES 12 SP5

Mon Feb 17 10:53:10 EST 2020

Thanks for the quick replies!

> Note that support for OpenSUSE itself has essentially ended because a
> third party has produced packages for the SP that are included with
> that OS, so our support is limited to the older official versions for
> which we provided packages.

The current version in the official repository of SLES 12 SP4 is the „slightly“ outdated shibboleth-sp-2.5.5-6.6.1 which I don´t want to use for obvious reasons. I found an old post on this mailinglist from 2018 (, so SuSE seems to ignore that topic totally. That's irresponsible in my opinion, if there is a build in the official respository I would assume, that this is a supported version with all security fixes included (which I highly doubt in that case). They get a lot of money from our university, I think I will try to give some „feedback“ through the official channels. Maybe this could change something….

> It's there so I'll run the builds today and try and get the repository out.

That would be great and buy me some time to switch to another server os until SLES 12 SP5 is EOL if they don´t change their policy concerning that topic. SLES was the only supported server os which was offered by our computing center when we started our project 10 years ago….

Thanks for your great support,


Dipl. Medieninf. Robert Meyer 
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München 
Department für Pädagogik und Rehabilitation 
Unterrichtsmitschau und didaktische Forschung 

robert.meyer at

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