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 12.1 platform.

Package Information

libnsl Dependencies



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: /usr/include/rpcsvc

Short Descriptions

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