I have seen these same errors on Debian using mysql 5.0- I brought it up with the mysql
guys, but they were mostly uninterested (they told me to punt the problem to the Debian
guys) unless I could produce more of a smoking gun as to what the problem was. I don't
think this is in any way specific to mysqlpp though. I actually saw crashes occurring due
to these leaks at one point- my app kept crashing in getservbyname_r and the first thing
my app did was initialize the db connection.
Mark, thanks for that link, I first encountered this last October/November, and did not
find that link, very interesting!