Subject: Re: New idea on ELF prebinding
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Bang Jun-Young <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/22/2002 17:17:00
On Fri, Nov 22, 2002 at 09:03:25AM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:
> 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)

Yes, we do. ;-)

> > - 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)

After all, it's a matter of taste. Some people like a separate tool, but
some people like not to bother with it.

BTW, what advantages can I get from separate tool and embedded data into
binary, compared to what I'm proposing?


Bang Jun-Young <>