Subject: Re: New idea on ELF prebinding
To: Bang Jun-Young <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/22/2002 09:03:25
On Fri, Nov 22, 2002 at 04:52:08PM +0900, Bang Jun-Young wrote:

> - It's quite annoying that you should run prebind every time you have
>   created a binary.

No, every time you installed a release binary (but we probably mean the
same thing)

> - It is often waste of space and time to distribute binary with prerelocation
>   data included, since such data won't be useful for different shared
>   objects on other person's machine.

It's not usefull to pre-link objects before shipping. The prelink step should
happen at install time (maybe entering the file into a list so it can be 
redone when shared libraries get installed)