"db" used in /etc/nsswitch.conf

Anderson Lizardo lizardo at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu May 6 20:03:00 PDT 2004


On Thursday 06 May 2004 11:17, Randy McMurchy wrote:
> 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.

Well remembered. It was discussed (and even proven unnecessary), but was 
forgotten since then. See 
http://bugs.linuxfromscratch.org/show_bug.cgi?id=744.

BTW, can some editor fix this issue? IMHO, it's a minor change and should not 
hurt anyone.

Thanks,
-- 
Anderson Lizardo
lizardo at linuxfromscratch.org
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/



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