Bug 83300 - cp mv mkdir etc not statically linked
Summary: cp mv mkdir etc not statically linked
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fileutils
Version: 7.3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-01 23:19 UTC by bperkins
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-01 23:46:50 UTC

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Description bperkins 2003-02-01 23:19:21 UTC
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Description of problem:
IMHO there really isn't any good reason not to make these statically linked. 
This shouldn't be a problem under most circumstances, but can be a real
lifesaver (it would have saved me a lot of hassel).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.cd /
2.mkdir foo
3.mv lib foo

Actual Results:  Simple shell uutilities such as cp rm and mv don't work,
because the kernel can't find ld (lor libc for that matter).

Expected Results:  They should work.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-02-01 23:46:50 UTC
For rescue situations, use the rescue CD.  There's no reason to statically link
these binaries.

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