Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: Daniel Carosone <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/27/2002 22:04:44
On Tue, Aug 27, 2002 at 09:52:12PM +1000, Daniel Carosone wrote:
  | Where does that leave other potential uses of dlopen() for the base
  | system tools?

At least:
	* nsswitch dynamic database back-ends
	* PAM modules

It is desirable to be able to take advantage of these potential uses
in applications that reside in /bin and /sbin.

In the case of an end-user who chose to remain with the hybrid
static/dynamic system we currently use, or with a fully statically
linked system, at least nsswitch will continue to function, although
obviously only with the static (compiled-in) database back-ends will
be available (currently: files, dns, nis).