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Re: rebuilding packages



On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 06:06:59AM +0200, John Smith wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Aug 2005 16:25:39 -0400
> "Roberto C. Sanchez" <roberto@familiasanchez.net> wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, Aug 29, 2005 at 09:53:04PM +0200, John Smith wrote:
> > > Hi All,
> > > 
> > > 	caused by various reasons (disagree with compiled in defaults, learning
> > > stuff) I compiled a few packages from source from the project (apt-get source ...).
> > > I found out that in some cases (notably snmpd and glibc) the rebuilding of the
> > > source actually produces more .deb's than I expected: recompiling libc6 
> > > got me :
> > <SNIP>
> > 
> > Sure.  Debian binary packages all come from source packages.  In
> > particular, libraries usually have at least runtime and development
> > packages (and occasionally documentation packages).  In the case of
> > libc6, it also has udeb (pronounced micro-deb, since u is the closest
> > Roman letter to the Greek mu) packages which are part of the Debian
> > installer.
> > 
> Roberto,
> 
> 	I follow. But the client as well as the server and mibs (snmp) and
> how about libnss and nscd (glibc)? What is bind doing in glibc?
> 

Bind is not in glibc.  However, gethostbyname() and gethostbyaddr() are
libc calls, which is why libnss and nscd are related to glibc.  I am not
sure about the snmp packages.

-Roberto

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Roberto C. Sanchez
http://familiasanchez.net/~roberto

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