[lsb-discuss] Request for additional interfaces

Robert Schweikert Robert.Schweikert at abaqus.com
Wed Jun 14 14:59:30 PDT 2006

On Wed, 2006-06-14 at 17:43 -0400, Ian Murdock wrote:
> On 6/14/06, Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk at suse.de> wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 14, Wichmann, Mats D wrote:
> >
> > > Robert:
> >
> > > >Also need the name resolution library:
> > > >libresolve
> > >
> > > Please help us understand why.  We've never been
> > > approached with applications that actually needed
> > > these routines so it hasn't been included to date.
> >
> > There is absolute no need for an application to link against
> > libresolv. We should really not add them to LSB.
> There's clearly *some* need, since we have an application developer who
> must be doing it. I'm interested in Robert's feedback here.

Sorry for the delay had to fish through some symbols and figure out why
we link against libresolv. The answer is that Jabber uses libresolv, the
following symbols are used.


However, we have an old version of jabber and the really good news for
us is that we are no longer using it, thus I can remove the dependency.

If newer versions of Jabber still use libresolv it is possible that a
true need for libresolv in the lsb arises. If we would still be using
jabber for example we would have little choice, unless the source for
libresolv is LGPL in which case we could ship it.


> -ian
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