Subject: Re: pkgsrc sickness
To: Greg A. Woods <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/21/2002 15:25:39
On Wed, Aug 21, 2002 at 03:24:26PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> The better fix is to simply static-link any libraries provided by
> other packages.  Such programs not only have fewer run-time
> dependencies, but they start up somewhat faster too (and a lot faster
> if they're all static-linked! ;-).

but in the case you really do indeed want to update a library systemwide
due to security problems (a la openssl) is there an easy way to track
down which versions of libraries the static programs were linked with?

  Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." |
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