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Re: Libc in CVS

To: "David S. Miller" <>
Subject: Re: Libc in CVS
From: Erik Troan <>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 16:58:22 -0500 (EST)
In-reply-to: <>
On Mon, 24 Nov 1997, David S. Miller wrote:

> 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.

At least you can install the packages though. At the very worst, 
getpwnam() will fail and RPM will use root.root for all of the files,
but at least they will be there. That's surely better then not being
able to install packages at all.


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