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Bug#165358: Also caused segfaults in su and ssh

On Wed, Oct 23, 2002 at 01:45:37PM -0500, Zed Pobre wrote:

>     This is a major problem -- this means that producers of
> binary-only software have no way of reliably producing a working
> binary under an arbitrary Debian release (or, for that matter, under
> any glibc-based distribution), and while I am somewhat sympathetic
> to a viewpoint of not greatly supporting non-free software", I'm
> also in a position of having to use and support a fair amount of it
> because there is no free equivalent.  Is there any way to get the
> NSS code also statically linked?  I have a memory of this not being
> a problem at one point in the past.

Let's first take a look at what the problem is.  If you can reproduce
with zsh-static, then we have a hope of getting an answer for why -3
doesn't solve it in that case.

As far as long term support and static NSS, I would probably have to
refer you directly to upstream.  I don't have a good answer, but I
suspect it's just one of those platform quirks. =(

Jeff Bailey

learning from failures is nice in theory...
but in practice, it sucks :)
 - Wolfgang Jaehrling

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