Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Johnny Billquist <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/27/2002 03:37:29
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
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?

I still want /bin and /sbin to be static linked, and I *don't* want a


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