Unfortunate dynamic linking for everything

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Wed Nov 19 18:20:25 PST 2003

In the last episode (Nov 19), Richard Coleman said:
> I don't really care whether everything is statically or dynamically 
> linked.  With the fast machines and huge disks these days, bloat is not 
> much of an issue.  But nss and pam need to work correctly.  If the folks 
> that are against dynamic linking have an alternate method to make this 
> work, I'm all for it.  But it needs to be more than theory.  We need code.
> To be honest, I've never understood the (seemingly irrational) 
> resistance against this change.  Solaris made this change 10 years ago.

Not completely:

$ uname -a
SunOS pd1 5.9 Generic_112233-08 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-Enterprise
$ file /bin/sh
/sbin/sh:       ELF 32-bit MSB executable SPARC Version 1, statically linked, stripped
$ file /sbin/* | grep statically | cut -d: -f1 | fmt
/sbin/autopush /sbin/fdisk /sbin/jsh /sbin/mount /sbin/sh
/sbin/soconfig /sbin/sync /sbin/umount /sbin/uname

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com

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