[lsb-discuss] Request for additional interfaces

Jeff Licquia jeff at licquia.org
Wed Jun 14 15:46:31 PDT 2006

On Wed, 2006-06-14 at 17:59 -0400, 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.

-lresolv is a portability issue; some old Unix variants require it for
gethostbyname() and so on.  My guess is that Jabber either messed up on
a portability check, or assumed -lresolv on all platforms in lieu of

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