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Re: possible mass-filing of bugs: many shared library packages contain binaries in usr/bin



On Mon, May 06, 2002 at 12:07:47AM +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> > If you can't see the difference between a binary and a library it's
> > probably unuseful.
> 
> The difference is technically really minimal. Look at glibc for
> example, which you can run as a normal binary as well.

With the same reasoning you can also dlopen() a program if you compile
and link it for that, but that's not the usual case. Libraries also
have PIC normally and programs don't. I think there is a big enough
difference between a library and a normal binary.

> > I think it's better to not have binaries in /usr/lib.
> 
> Why? Do you want to move scripts into /etcexec as well?

No, in /libexec. That's the place where the Hurd scripts are. 

Jeroen Dekkers
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