"db" used in /etc/nsswitch.conf [repost]

Matthew Burgess matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu May 6 16:12:38 PDT 2004


On Thu, 6 May 2004 17:55:54 -0500
Randy McMurchy <LFS-User at mcmurchy.com> wrote:

> [My apologies to subscribers for the repost - I didn't realize 
> when I posted earlier today so many folks repy on the newsgroup
> for mail list info]
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> I'm curious as to why there are references to "db" as search
> criteria in the /etc/nsswitch.conf file created during the
> installation of glibc in chapter 6.
> 
> I know what the "db" is used for, but it cannot be used in the
> current chapter 6 installation of glibc.

I could have sworn I saw a bugzilla entry for this very issue, but I
can't for the life of me find it now.  +1 here if it really is the
no-brainer it looks to be, but editors - 6.0 for this OK :)

Cheers,

Matt.



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