Removing Static Libraries

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Tue Mar 19 20:46:24 PST 2002

On Tue, Mar 19, 2002 at 02:40:55AM -0500, Sanctus Evanidus wrote:
> 1. You won't be able to compile LFS again using your LFS system. (you won't be 
> able to redo ch5, will need another distro again or recompile the static libs..)

Extend this: you also won't be able to finish chapter 6 if you remove them
too soon. There are some packages like e2fsprogs that will link some
programs statically, such as e2fsck. If e2fsck is dynamically linked, it's
range of usability is cut down severly (what if the /lib directory is
damaged, you can't use e2fsck to fix it, since it won't start).

Gerard Beekmans

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