[lsb-discuss] mcheck.h and arpa/nameser.h do not exist in LSB libc

Shaman Mahmoudi shompola at bredband.net
Thu Jul 1 13:58:33 PDT 2010

Thanks I appreciate the explanation!

On Jul 1, 2010, at 2:09 PM, Wichmann, Mats D wrote:

> lsb-discuss-bounces at lists.linux-foundation.org wrote:
>> On 07/01/10 14:31, shompola at bredband.net wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Thanks for the explanation! By the way, slightly off topic. I should
>>> never include the linux header files from glibc-devel such as  
>>> types.h
>>> as then it will clash with these supplied by lsb, right?
>> Yes, collisions may occur in such cases (though not necessary - it
>> depends on content of particular header).
> in general, since LSB headers are searched first, inclusions will
> "fall through" to native headers if there isn't a corresponding
> LSB one.  Sometimes this is a problem, sometimes it isn't... but
> we can't exactly expect you not to install native -devel packages
> if you otherwise need them (non-LSB context).
> In the case you cite, configure has correctly decided not to use
> the headers since they did cause problems - and that's the result
> you wanted, so it was all ok, eh?
> This becomes trickier if you don't use an autoconf style tool to
> probe what works and what doesn't.

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