Subject: Re: static linking for NetBSD
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
From: Michael Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/15/2003 23:11:47
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>>>>> "Brett" == Brett Lymn <email@example.com> writes:
Brett> Errrr Linux is not a good thing to benchmark against - the horrors
Yes, maybe a good point.
>> I find it much easier to do:
>> % /sbin/md5sum /sbin/login
Brett> And you actually trust your md5sum is not trojaned? How
I give this example metaphorically :-)
Brett> Having managed Sun systems for many years, yes, Sun do get it pretty
Brett> much right. I can apply patches for shared libraries to my system
Sounds great. I stopped using Sun's in day to day use sometime around
Solaris 2.3, when the Sparc port starting being useable :-)
Brett> grovelling ones which may break). I have had troubles getting a RH8
Brett> binary running in RH9 due to, what seems to be, arbitrary interface
Brett> changes in glibc - trying to point at linux as an example of why
Brett> shared libraries is bad is dodgy, their philosophy is wrong which
Brett> flows down to their implementation which causes pain and lossage.
Brett> NetBSD, at least, works to avoid doing that.
But, we still share code with them: X, KDE, GNOME. At least they were
optional. That's why I don't want PAM in my /bin/login. I don't want to
share that incompetence!
The fact that I don't need it for anything I do, while BSD auth provides
some things that I've found useful also sways me.
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