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Re: nscd

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: nscd
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2022 23:30:26 +0100
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adriano <> writes:

> The "Application Setup" in the manual
> )
> suggests to run the nscd service
> "we strongly recommend that the system run the GNU C library’s name
> service cache daemon, nscd, which should be listening on the
> /var/run/nscd/socket socket."
>  found such service already running on my Ubuntu installation and the
> mentioned socket is there
> But now I'm wondering: does the manual refer to the host distro when it
> says "the system" ?


The reason is that nscd communicates with processes over a network
protocol, which allows binaries built with Guix to talk to user account
services on a foreign distro.  Alternative account services require
loading of binary plugins, which would not be possible when these
plugins are linked with incompatible libraries.


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