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Re: Bits from the Testing Security team

Hi Ian,
* Ian Jackson <ian@davenant.greenend.org.uk> [2007-10-15 19:59]:
> Nico Golde writes ("Re: Bits from the Testing Security team"):
> > Yes, dpkg for example links statically against libbz2 and zlib just to 
> > pick a famous example.
> IMO this is a mistake, and I hope it will be reversed soon ...

quoting Adam Heath from #debian-devel:
2007-10-15 18:07 <eigood> dpkg's configure has an option for using shared libraries or static linking
2007-10-15 18:08 <eigood> for gzip, it can do a static library link, a dynamic library link, or a  runtime fork/exec of gzip
2007-10-15 18:08 <eigood> afaicr, when I did the patch
2007-10-15 18:10 <eigood> the real reason, is dpkg used to only fork/exec gzip
2007-10-15 18:11 <eigood> for efficiency, I gave it an option to link to zlib
2007-10-15 18:11 <eigood> however, I didn't want to introduce another dependency into the base system
2007-10-15 18:11 <eigood> so I made it link statically

Kind regards

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