Removing static libs

Tushar Teredesai sukucorp at
Mon Sep 19 21:51:52 PDT 2005

On 9/20/05, Robert Connolly <robert at> wrote:
> I guess it wasn't documented outside of this mailing list. Removing static
> libraries forces all applications to use shared libraries to take full
> advantage of the PaX kernel. It also makes application upgrades safer, since
> packages can't link to old versions of static libs. A few programs, like
> insmod, link to static libraries by default, which may mean that insmod
> remains vulnerable even after zlib is upgraded. These two reasons are the
> basis of why static libraries are removed.

Thanks Robert. I was not aware of PaX. Perhaps it should be noted in the book?

Tushar Teredesai
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