libtdb.h and libtdb.c

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sun May 7 17:33:14 GMT 2006

On Sun, 2006-05-07 at 17:22 +0000, David Collier-Brown wrote:
> Dave Daugherty wrote:
> > I wrote some wrappers similar to tdbutil.h/tdbutil.c.  The reason I
> > wrote my own: tdbutil.h is GPL'd and I needed an LGPL header
> > I specifically use this shared object library to populate the
> > secrets.tdb file and to keep the machine password in sync 
>    Hmmn, I wonder if it's appropriate to discuss the appropriateness
> of LGPL for libraries like tdb?
>    If this has long since settled on irc, just say: all I found on marc
> was some discussion of winbindd and ldb being LGPL...

The problem isn't TDB, which is LGPL (see the licence headers on the
files), but tdbutil, a bunch of very samba-specific functions that are
still GPL, because they really are not clean enough to release as a

winbindd client libs are largely LGPL, or should be.  

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College
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