Subject: Re: statically linked binaries in /usr/bin
To: Igor Sobrado <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/04/2003 20:41:56
On Tue, 04 Mar 2003 20:08:07 +0100
Igor Sobrado <> wrote:

> Ok!  I am not running current, only NetBSD 1.6.  It is very nice to
> know that gzip is stripped in NetBSD-current.  What about bzip2(1),
> ldd(1), and tar(1)?  Can kdump(1), ktrace(1), and ktruss(1) be
> stripped too?  I suppose that it is dangerous dynamically linking
> those kernel-related binaries, but at least debugging information
> should be removed.

Just checked. In current, all of them are dinamically linked and stripped.
The only thing that remains static is /rescue, if I'm not wrong.

> Well... I believe that tar(1) has been finally replaced with a front-end
> to pax(1), am I wrong?



Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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