zlib advisory ?

Wil Cooley wcooley at nakedape.cc
Wed Mar 13 18:52:41 PST 2002

Also Sprach Gerard Beekmans <gerard at linuxfromscratch.org> on Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 06:42:27PM PST
> 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...

/bin/rpm is a good example, or /bin/sash

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