telnet

Dave Ayers fogey at mindspring.com
Wed Jul 18 10:20:15 PDT 2001


On Wed, 18 Jul 2001 17:27:32 -0400
"Kevin Krumwiede" <krum at oco.net> wrote:

> It means that the Telnet binary from your host system was compiled to
use
> shared libraries -- that is, it loads the functions it needs from the
shared
> library when it runs, rather than having those portions of the library
> included in itself.  Consequently, the library must be there or it will
not
> run.
> 
> If ncurses 5 is backward compatible, it *might* work if you create a
symlink
> to the libncurses.so on your LFS.  Something like:
> 
> # cd /usr/lib
> # ln -s libncurses.so.5 libncurses.so.4
> 
> But personally, I think copying binaries into LFS is kind of, you
know...
> wrong... :-)
> 
> Krum
>

Personally, I agree. I now know how to get the "LFS blessed" telnet client
(netkit-telnet. 

Thanks to both you and Gerard for explaining what was happening. One of
these days I will figure out the logic behind shared libraries. Maybe.

Dave, whose Linux education continues, thanks to LFS.
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