libnss-db - NSS module for using Berkeley Databases as a naming service

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name libnss-db
Package version 2.2.3pre1
Package release 5+b3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 63 B
Download size 26.13 KB
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nss_db is a set of C library extensions which allow Berkeley Databases
to be used as a primary source of aliases, ethers, groups, hosts,
networks, protocol, users, RPCs, services, and shadow passwords (instead
of or in addition to using flat files or NIS). Install nss_db if your
flat name service files are too large and lookups are slow.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libnss-db_2.2.3pre1-5+b3_i386.deb 2.2.3pre1 i386 Debian Main
libnss-db - - -


Name Value
libc6 << 2.20
libc6 >> 2.19
libdb5.3 -
libselinux1 >= 1.32
make -


Type URL
Binary Package libnss-db_2.2.3pre1-5+b3_amd64.deb
Source Package libnss-db

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libnss-db deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libnss-db




2012-10-05 - Colin Watson <>
libnss-db (2.2.3pre1-5) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Remove old debian/packages file, unused since conversion from yada.
* Convert to source format 3.0 (quilt) (closes: #679676).  Add po/Makevars
to 080-translations.patch.  Refresh all patches.
* Use dh_installman to install makedb.1.
* Add debhelper token to libnss-db.postinst.
* Link to a versioned copy of the GPL in debian/copyright.
2012-02-19 - Julien Cristau <>
libnss-db (2.2.3pre1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Switch maintainer to Debian QA group (see #636733)
* Switch from yada to dh (closes: #636891).
2011-05-04 - Aurelien Jarno <>
libnss-db (2.2.3pre1-3.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Build depends on libdb-dev (>> 4.6) instead of libdb4.6-dev.  Closes:
* Fix security issue which allows to read arbitrary file contents
(CVE-2010-0826), patch taken from Ubuntu. Closes: #577057.
2009-07-30 - Aurelien Jarno <>
libnss-db (2.2.3pre1-3.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Porter NMU for GNU/kFreeBSD.
* Update config.guess/sub from autotools-dev. Closes: #528325.
2008-01-16 - Piotr Roszatycki <>
libnss-db (2.2.3pre1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Applied all NMU patches. Closes: #460339, #460851, #344277, #361464,
#379621, #441624, #391517.
* Fixed bad 010-db2_upgrade_code.patch which broke this package.
Closes: #460963.
* Add Swedish translation to 080-translations.patch. Closes: #386615.
* Updated 070-selinux.patch based on the latest Fedora.
2008-01-15 - Aurelien Jarno <>
libnss-db (2.2.3pre1-2.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload to fix bugs introduced in the previous NMU.
* Merge patch from Steve Langasek Closes: #460339
+ Bump Standards-Version to 3.7.3.
+ Removed 020-db4.3_usage.patch:
- Linking with -ldb works fine, and lets us switch to db4.6.
+ Use bash for install, not sh, so that the current pushd usage
doesn't cause a build failure when /bin/sh isn't bash.
Closes: #379621.
+ Modified 070-selinux.patch:
- Comparing x$selinux to "xno" works better than comparing it to
"no"; fixes build failures on non-Linux archs.  Closes: #344277.
+ Modified 010-db2_upgrade_code.patch:
- Only call db->upgrade if db->open return DB_OLD_VERSION.  Thanks
to Dann Frazier <> for the patch.  Closes: #391517,
- Merge 040-db4.3_api_change.patch into this one, since having
multiple patches patching the same line is annoying.
* debian/packages: use DEB_HOST_ARCH_OS instead of DEB_HOST_GNU_SYSTEM;
needed to avoid accidental SELinux-less misbuilds if SELinux support is
2008-01-13 - Aurelien Jarno <>
libnss-db (2.2.3pre1-2.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload from the Zürich BSP.
* Don't build-depends on libselinux1-dev on kfreebsd-amd64. Closes:
* Apply patch by Steve Langasek to switch to db4.6 (Closes: #441624):
- Replaced 040-db4.3_api_change.patch with 040-db4.patch,
020-db4.3_usage.patch with 020-db4.patch.
* Add Swedish translation from Daniel Nylander (Closes: #386615).
* Fix selinux detection in debian/patches/070-selinux.patch (Closes: 
2005-12-19 - Piotr Roszatycki <>
libnss-db (2.2.3pre1-2) unstable; urgency=high
* Renumbered Debian patches.
* Modified 060-errno.patch:
- Do not remove errnop variable. It causes fatal error on amd64. Just
set errno to ENOENT by default. Closes: #341773.
* Modified 070-selinux.patch:
- Fix configure script for SELinux and fix FTBFS on hurd-i386.
Closes: #322190.
* Removed 120-gettextize.patch:
- Call gettextize in build time with a little help of IPC::Run.

See Also

Package Description
libnss-extrausers_0.6-3_amd64.deb nss module to have an additional passwd, shadow and group file
libnss-gw-name_0.3-2_amd64.deb nss module that names the current gateway’s IP address
libnss-ldap_265-3+b1_amd64.deb NSS module for using LDAP as a naming service
libnss-ldapd_0.9.4-3+deb8u2_amd64.deb NSS module for using LDAP as a naming service
libnss-lwres_0.93-7+b1_amd64.deb NSS module for using bind9's lwres as a naming service
libnss-mdns_0.10-6_amd64.deb NSS module for Multicast DNS name resolution
libnss-myhostname_0.3-9_amd64.deb nss module providing fallback resolution for the current hostname
libnss-pgsql2_1.4.0debian-8_amd64.deb NSS module for using PostgreSQL as a naming service
libnss-rainbow2_0.8.7-1_amd64.deb nss library for rainbow
libnss-securepass_0~20141025.0git2299135-1_amd64.deb NSS (Name Service Switch) module for Securepass
libnss-sss_1.11.7-3_amd64.deb Nss library for the System Security Services Daemon
libnss-winbind_4.2.14+dfsg-0+deb8u9_amd64.deb Samba nameservice integration plugins
libnss3-1d_3.26-1+debu8u3_amd64.deb Network Security Service libraries - transitional package
libnss3-dev_3.26-1+debu8u3_amd64.deb Development files for the Network Security Service libraries
libnss3-tools_3.26-1+debu8u3_amd64.deb Network Security Service tools