[lsb-discuss] Request for additional interfaces

Thorsten Kukuk kukuk at suse.de
Wed Jun 14 15:40:27 PDT 2006

On Wed, Jun 14, Robert Schweikert wrote:

> 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.
> __res_querydomain
> __dn_expand
> 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.

libresolv is BSD and LGPL, depending on which functions you are

I don't know if there is a special agreement for the files coming
from Bind. But normally all libraries coming from glibc are LGPL.


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