Policy on static linking ?

Michael Loftis mloftis at wgops.com
Fri Jan 14 17:07:54 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 7:07 AM, Pete French
<petefrench at ticketswitch.com> wrote:
> I build code using static linking for deployment across a set of
> machines. For me this has a lot of advantages - I know that the
> code will run, no matter what the state of the ports is on the
> machine, and if there is a need to upgrade a library then I do it
> once on the build machine, rebuild the executable, and rsync it out
> to the leaf nodes. Only one place to track security updates, only
> one place where I need to have all the porst the code depends on
> installed.

You still have to track security updates for the rest of your system.
ssh for example.  Kernel bugs too (though admittedly those are much
more rare).

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