Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: Daniel Carosone <email@example.com>
From: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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?
* 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).