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Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2023 19:28:46 -0400
From: Michael Orlitzky <>
Subject: Re: Rust programs in distrbutions (Was:
 CVE-2023-5217: Heap buffer overflow in vp8 encoding in libvpx)

On Sat, 2023-09-30 at 13:00 -0400, Demi Marie Obenour wrote:
> It is also worth noting that Rust-the-language supports dynamic linking.
> Once Cargo supports this and downstreams (like Fedora) obtain sufficient
> build capacity, it will be possible to use dynamic linking by performing
> automatic cascading rebuilds whenever a package is upgraded.  Arch
> already does this for Haskell IIUC.

We do it for Haskell in Gentoo, too, but we have a dark secret: it only
works because Haskell became unpopular. There are basically only two
Haskell programs, and everything works for n = 2.

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