Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 15:51:03 +0200 From: Daniel Cegiełka <daniel.cegielka@...il.com> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: filesystem layout 2012/9/25 Luca Barbato <lu_zero@...too.org>: > On 09/25/2012 03:09 PM, Christian Neukirchen wrote: >> Luca Barbato <lu_zero@...too.org> 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 >> and >> tar xzpf zlib.tar.gz > > I guess the whole thing is derailing. You assume that you have a daemon > or some kind of permanent program, I'm considering all the programs, > permanent and transient. > > Even in your scenario > > sys-libs/zlib-18.104.22.168-r2: 31 files, 16 non-files, 767.242 KB > > Updating zlib would take less than 1mb uncompressed. > > Updating a whole system few order of magnitude. not the whole :) scanelf -qyRF '%p %n' /bin/ | grep libz.so This can be done automatically by the installer (package manager). > Again, we are derailing the purpose of this mailing list. yup. Daniel
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