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Re: remaking bash, trying static, glibc refuses static...?


From: Dave Rutherford
Subject: Re: remaking bash, trying static, glibc refuses static...?
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 22:46:41 -0400

On Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 5:55 PM, Linda Walsh <address@hidden> wrote:
[cut a lot about dynamic linking and the linux kernel]
> Even bash can load many of it's builtin's dynamically -- but if they
> aren't there, it could use the same named-programs -- and I don't
> think it "falls-over" and dies if it can't dynamically load a builtin --
> it just looks for the same name in the path.

There are loadable builtins but I don't believe it is true that they
can magically self-load as you describe. The closest this comes
to the truth is that many builtins have corresponding programs
in /bin, for the use of programs that don't have them builtin or
for entities that might naïvely search the PATH looking for things
which are legal to execute. (Some unices even include a /bin/cd
for that reason, as pointless as that would otherwise be.)

Did the rest of your message have anything to do with bash?
You were trying to build a static version... you've been told how...
was there more?

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