Bug 452426 - /sbin/kpartx.static is a symlink to its dynamic counterpart
/sbin/kpartx.static is a symlink to its dynamic counterpart
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: device-mapper-obsolete (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ben Marzinski
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-22 16:01 EDT by Jason Bradley Nance
Modified: 2008-06-24 10:45 EDT (History)
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Description Jason Bradley Nance 2008-06-22 16:01:12 EDT
Description of problem:
/sbin/kpartx.static is a symlink to its dynamic counterpart instead of
an actual statical version of the executable.

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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.
Comment 1 Ben Marzinski 2008-06-24 10:45:04 EDT
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.

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