Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 452426
/sbin/kpartx.static is a symlink to its dynamic counterpart
Last modified: 2008-06-24 10:45:04 EDT
Description of problem:
/sbin/kpartx.static is a symlink to its dynamic counterpart instead of
an actual statical version of the executable.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
To be honest, I'm not sure if this is actually a bug or not. It just seems
wrong that the *.static link points to dynamic version. I discovered this
while researching bug 452423.
Opening against device-mapper since there isn't a kpartx component in bugzilla.
Nope. This isn't very pretty, but it's not a bug. It's a holdover from before
we could execute dynamically linked binaries in early bootup. It's no longer
necessary to have a statically linked binary, and in fact, libdevmapper no
longer exists in as a statically linkable library. However, mkinitrd still
references the static versions of these commands, so they need to exist until
all the references go away.