This is the mail archive of the mailing list for the glibc project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: [PATCH] deprecate libnsl/libnss_*

On 04/04/2016 04:22 PM, Thorsten Kukuk wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Apr 04, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> On 04/04/2016 03:43 PM, Thorsten Kukuk wrote:
>>> I made a first patch to deprecate libnsl and disable the
>>> depending libnss_* modules. It's following the sunrpc code.
>> What's the replacement for nss_nis?
> Ok, the third time on this list:

So we now have code duplication between the external NSS modules and
nss_files and nscd in glibc (on top of the components which are supposed
to be obsolete).  This isn't really desirable.

libtirpc also pulls in a lot of libraries, which makes it less
compatible with in-process NSS modules.  I think it is generally assumed
that the Sun PRC code in glibc was dead, but it is currently not due to
nss_nis, and nss_nis is still relatively widely used.  nss_nis linked
against the current version of libtirpc likely has compatibility
problems due to the additional libraries which it brings in, and the
late loading of libpthread (in response to a NSS request).

We'll prepare things in Fedora for an external nss_nis implementation,
but I'm not sure if it's a feasible approach with what we currently have.


Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]