Bug 2640 - These files should be statically linked.
These files should be statically linked.
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fileutils (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-07 16:01 EDT by Benjamin Kahn
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-08 10:40:37 EDT
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Description Benjamin Kahn 1999-05-07 16:01:08 EDT
All the binaries in /bin and /sbin should be linked
statically in case the /usr directory is not available, or
in case the system is having other problems.  By dynamically
linking these files, total system corruption can ruin your
whole day.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-08 10:40:59 EDT
The programs /sbin/sln, /sbin/sash, and /bin/rpm are statically
linked - that's enough to get out of almost any difficulty.

Statically linking *everything* in /bin and /sbin creates update
problems.

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