Subject: Re: RFC: migration to a fully dynamically linked system
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: john heasley <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/21/2001 02:45:48
Thu, Dec 20, 2001 at 05:37:09PM -0800, Dave:
> On Fri, 21 Dec 2001, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> > A long-standing problem in NetBSD is the inability to call dlopen()
> > from statically linked binaries (or even attempt to link in dlopen()
> > with -static in some cases). 
> [snip]
> Suppose you trash the dynamic libraries somehow.  I greatly value the
> ability to bring such a hosed system at least to single-user mode without
> the need to monkey with boot disks and such.  

i second that.  static binaries are quite useful (not just for recovery),
as is avoiding the lame solaris scenario where some libraries dont have
static versions.