Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: Johnny Billquist <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/26/2002 19:27:59
On Tue, 27 Aug 2002, Johnny Billquist wrote:

> On Mon, 26 Aug 2002, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> > We can't do both. As other posts have indicated, programs need to be
> > dynamically linked in order to safely/sanely dlopen() things. locale
> > support really means dlopen() of locale code.
> By the way, how does locale work today? We have it working for static
> linked binaries right now, you know...
> Krille:compile/Krille# echo $LANG
> sv
> Krille:compile/Krille# file /bin/ls
> /bin/ls: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Digital VAX, version 1 (SYSV), for
> NetBSD, statically linked, stripped
> Krille:compile/Krille# \ls kaka
> ls: kaka: Filen eller katalogen finns ej
> This does seem to make the "dynamic linked binaries are required for
> locale" seem like a bit hollow an argument?

Have you tried that for say Korean or Japanese or Mandarin?

European languages aren't that hard. Asian ones are. Since I don't often
use asian languages, I trust those who do to say what is and isn't needed.

Take care,