zlib advisory ?

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Mar 13 18:42:27 PST 2002


On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 09:26:40AM +0100, Marcel Pommer wrote:
> would it not be better then if those programs were dynamically linked to 
> the libz.so instead of using libz.a?
> i was thinking about removing libz.a from the system.

Sure, but sometimes static libs are just handy. Say e2fsck used libz. You
really want it to be static since it serves no purpose if such an important
program needs libs that coudl be damaged. e2fsck is a bad example for libz
but there might be something...



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