glibc, read-only sources, and static linking

Ryan.Oliver at pha.com.au Ryan.Oliver at pha.com.au
Tue Oct 19 21:41:14 PDT 2004






> Also, I wonder if anyone wants to discuss statically linking programs,
such
> as bash. In the event /lib/libc-2.3.3.so (or whatever) were damaged or
> missing we would be completely inoperable with the current setup. Some
> people have a /rescue directory with a handfull of statically linked
> programs, but I'm not sure how practical that is.

The logical place (at least to me) is to put a static bash in /sbin for use
by the administrator, system scripts etc (would require modification of the
shebang line in the bootscripts, but hey) and a general shared bash for the
in /bin for users etc.

 Just a thought
[R]




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