Newbie question no.3

Richard Lightman richard at
Fri Dec 29 08:54:51 PST 2000

Misquoted from chris lapthorn on 2000/12/29 at 16:23 +0000:
> BTW, can anyone explain why everything is built twice, once statically
> and then again in the chroot'ed envoronment where it seems you need to
> delete what was made previously. 
The static programs are big because they contain lots of code that would
be better off in a shared library. The code came from the glibc in
your old installation. That version may be slow buggy and insecure.

The reason for buiding those progams statically is that you will need them
to make any programs that link dynamically to the new shiny glibc
you compiled before entering chroot.

For more explanations that make things as clear as mud, just ask:
Richard Lightman

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