HEADS UP: /bin and /sbin are now dynamically linked

Terry Lambert tlambert2 at mindspring.com
Mon Nov 17 10:10:55 PST 2003

"Robert M.Zigweid" wrote:
> 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?

Since sbin on System V predated shared libraries on System V,
I think maybe this is a reverse assignment of a meaning to the

-- Terry

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