Introduction to libnsl

The libnsl package contains the public client interface for NIS(YP) and NIS+. It replaces the NIS library that used to be in glibc.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-11.0 platform.

Package Information

libnsl Dependencies


rpcsvc-proto-1.4.2 and libtirpc-1.3.2

User Notes:

Installation of libnsl

Install libnsl by running the following commands:

autoreconf -fi                &&
./configure --sysconfdir=/etc --disable-static &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions

provides the NIS (YP) API functions required by other programs

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