Re: xlib6 statically linked?
On Thu, 07 Aug 1997, Mark Eichin wrote
> > No, although the message is a bit misleading, the "statically linked"
> > is correct. What it means is that libX11.so.6.1 has no dynamic
> > references linked into it.
> Quite misleading. It would be nice if it could be fixed... the fact
> that ldd works on shared libs *at all* leads people to expect that it
> does meaningful things with them, and they tend (as you've seen right
> here) to believe its messages. It would help if it said "no dynamic
> references" or something more accurate... even though on a real static
> library, it says something like "/usr/lib/libc.a is not a.out or ELF"...
The message doesn't really come from ldd. It comes from the dynamic
linkers. If you can convince Ulrich Drepper
<firstname.lastname@example.org> to change the dynamic linker for
glibc, I'll change the one for libc5.
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