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Bug 2640 - These files should be statically linked.
Summary: These files should be statically linked.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fileutils
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-07 20:01 UTC by Benjamin Kahn
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-08 14:40:37 UTC

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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

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