Subject: Re: why /bin and /sbin static
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 03/18/2001 19:58:44
[ On Monday, March 19, 2001 at 11:12:22 (+1100), Simon Burge wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: why /bin and /sbin static
> Size is not the only argument for/against a shared /*bin. Other
> usability issues like dynamic nsswitch and i18n support come into
> it as well.
Such ideas (i.e. dynamic loading in libc) scare the living daylights out
of me. There's absolutely no way I'll go along with them for even
general uses, and *NEVER* for embedded systems, firewalls, and such!
All such things can be done much better and almost infintitely safer
with small, separate, helper programs.
Greg A. Woods
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