Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: None <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/27/2002 10:05:57
>> > I assume the saving is so that a NetBSD root file system can better fit 
>> > onto things like flash?  Should this and other such tricks (triming 
>> > libc, ...) be left those people?
>>Actually, one of the biggest motivations is so that dlopen() is available
>>to these programs (think "locale").
>	we need /usr/share/locale to support non-ASCII locales anyways,
>	so the above point sounds a bit moot (even for locale advocate like me).

	in other words: if the motive is locale support in binaries in /sbin,
	we should solve it by providing dlopen() and friends to statically-
	linked binaries.  solving it by avoiding statically-linked binary looks
	to me a wrong way (caveat: i'm no dynamic linkage guru).