Re: Statically-linked binaries
Quoting Tshepang Lekhonkhobe <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Is there anyone packaging statically-linked executables so that one doesn't
worry about shared libraries? I'm thinking something like a single set-up
file which will then install to the intended locations without the worry
That is typcially a bad idea. For example, on my fairly minimal
I have no less than 31 applications linked against libssl. Now, if all
were instead statically linked, a security vulnerability would be a real
problem. Rather than upgrade one dynamic library package and restart any
daemons that are linked to it, I now have to upgrade 31 completely different
packages. That is a real pain.
There are very good reasons for using dynamic linking whenever possible.
Roberto C. Sanchez