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Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 15:09:45 +0200
From: Christian Neukirchen <>
Subject: Re: filesystem layout

Luca Barbato <> writes:

> On 09/25/2012 01:26 PM, Kurt H Maier wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 01:22:44PM +0200, Luca Barbato wrote:
>>> Static linking could be dangerous from a security/maintainance
>>> standpoint, but that is me looking at the specific scenarios in which
>>> Gentoo shines.
>> This is a common myth.  lazy or ineffective system management is a
>> danger regardless of the linking type.
> Spending lots of time unbundling dependencies from packages so they
> could use the up-to-date shared version might bring you to have a bias.
> Any system management that force you to reinstall all your packages
> because zlib had a bug doesn't seem efficient.

Note that you need to *restart all programs using zlib* anyway.
So what's the difference between

tar xzpf base.tar.gz
tar xzpf zlib.tar.gz

Christian Neukirchen  <>

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