Subject: Re: static linking for NetBSD
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-security
Date: 09/16/2003 03:04:26
[ On Monday, September 15, 2003 at 22:42:53 (-0400), Todd Vierling wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: static linking for NetBSD 
> Traditional *BSDs have a leg up on a lot of these problems, in that the base
> OS is monolithic by design.  Even with the fledgling concept of NetBSD
> system packages still hanging in limbo, the plan is not to split out all
> manner of system code into separately tracked release schedules; the OS is
> released as a whole.  This helps encourage more extensive testing of fixes
> to the infrastructure (libc,, etc.) against the OS as a whole, not
> just against a static dejagnu testsuite.

It still doesn't solve any of the real underlying problems with
un-hygenic shared libraries -- it just papers over them with a hell of a
lot of unnecessary effort.

						Greg A. Woods

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