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Re: dynamic /bin /sbin

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 11:51:15 -0700 (PDT)

:I believe that freebsd-current is going to dynamic versions
:mainly so some dynamically-loaded options (such as pam) could
:be made to work correctly.
:It has added /rescue (similar to NetBSD's), which has a few
:key programs that would be useful in a disk-disaster situation.
:We're still in the middle of arguing over just how minimal that
:collection should be.  On my 5.x-current system, that /rescue
:is 3.7 meg.  On the same system, /bin and /sbin are still
:statically-linked.  At the moment, the statically-linked /bin
:is 8 meg and /sbin is 26 meg.
:Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    I am generally against doing dynamic.  I feel that certain entities that
    one might desire to be dynamic, such as authentication, really should be
    *completely* moved out of the binary and into a port service.  Such 
    entities might include (incomplete list):

	* authentication
	* name resolution
	* locale

					Matthew Dillon 

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