Linking against libdb2

Philip Prindeville philipp at
Sun Mar 18 13:28:47 EDT 2007

Ken Raeburn wrote:
> On Mar 17, 2007, at 21:09, Philip Prindeville wrote:
>> How does one link an application against the plug-in
>> libdb2?
>> In the 1.4.3 RPM, this was fairly straightforward, but
>> that seems to have changed significantly in 1.5.
> If you're referring to the "db2" KDC plugin, the only symbol it  
> exports is a table of (mostly) pointers to functions to be used by  
> the KDC.  The "libdb2" library isn't available any more, as that  
> library is now part of the db2 back end (the only thing we support  
> that uses it), and we don't export its interface symbols.  (I don't  
> think we want to be in the business of supporting it as a generally- 
> used database interface.)
> Ken

Ok.  Not sure I understand.  Here you have a general
database that any Kerberized applications could count
on using... instead of having to conditionally use DBM,
NDBM, GDBM, etc.

There are certainly worse things than having it be part
of the general environment.


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