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Re: Libc in CVS

To: ewt@redhat.com
Subject: Re: Libc in CVS
From: "David S. Miller" <davem@dm.cobaltmicro.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 13:35:29 -0800
Cc: linux-mips@fnet.fr, alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.3.95.971124105430.7590F-100000@lacrosse.redhat.com> (message from Erik Troan on Mon, 24 Nov 1997 10:55:25 -0500 (EST))
References: <Pine.LNX.3.95.971124105430.7590F-100000@lacrosse.redhat.com>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
   Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 10:55:25 -0500 (EST)
   From: Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>

   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.

Later,
David S. Miller
davem@dm.cobaltmicro.com

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