Introduction to libnsl

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

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-11.2 platform.

Package Information

libnsl Dependencies


rpcsvc-proto-1.4.3 and libtirpc-1.3.3

User Notes:

Installation of libnsl

Install libnsl by running the following commands:

./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