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Bug 2640

Summary: These files should be statically linked.
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Benjamin Kahn <gordian>
Component: fileutilsAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact:
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Version: 6.0   
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 1999-05-08 14:40:37 UTC Type: ---
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Description Benjamin Kahn 1999-05-07 20:01:08 UTC
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 14:40:59 UTC
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