Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 10:55:25 -0500 (EST)
From: Erik Troan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A static RPM has saved my ass *many* times, and it would
irresponsible for us not to ship it static. Glibc ought to be able
to generate static binaries. If it can't, it's broken.
That was a nice thing back in the pre-glibc days. But since so many
static binaries (including RPM) pull in the NIS stuff dynamically via
dlopen() due to how GLIBC works, your ass will no longer get saved the
way it used to.
David S. Miller