HEADS UP: /bin and /sbin are now dynamically linked
rzigweid at zigweid.net
Sun Nov 16 06:45:33 PST 2003
On Nov 16, 2003, at 12:10 AM, Gordon Tetlow wrote:
> I just committed a patch to change /bin and /sbin from statically to
> dynamically linked. If you don't like the idea of using a dynamically
> linked /bin and /sbin, now is the time to define NO_DYNAMICROOT in your
> The reasons for doing so have been hashed over lots of times. But the
> short of it:
> 1) Much smaller /bin and /sbin. On i386, /bin and /sbin are 33 MB
> Dynamically linked, they are only 4 MB.
> 2) Proper support for NSS. This will finally allow you to use NSS
> and get things like usernames in ls -l working for modules that are
> dynamically loaded.
I'll admit to being mostly a lurker here, but isn't the point of /sbin
to be statically linked. That's what the 's' stands for?
Second question. This seems to imply that /sbin and /bin both have to
have the same behavior? I have no problem with /bin being dynamically
linked, but what if I want /bin to be dynamic and /sbin static?
Robert M. Zigweid
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