> For rpm the trick is easy, just don't use a static linked binary.
> Unfortunately the Redhat guys seem to think static binaries are a good
> idea and install a static rpm by default. Which it is not, not even
> without a buggy dynamic linker.
Static rpm 2.4.8 +fixes works
Dynamic 2.4.8 crashes on startup every time
> Ok. I stopped communicating with the Redhat guys shortly before I left the
> US. Essentially they received a part of the patches that I don't classify
> as ugly hacks or work in progress.
> Some more packages like the binutils, gcc or libc are based on different
> versions and we should try to base our work on the same versions as Redhat
Right now Ive got chunks of bastardised 4.8 (eg with -O not -O2 to avoid
gcc blowing up on zsh) but hopefully I can knock those out over time