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Re: rpm4.0.4 statically linked - why ?



> I see that the rpm4.0.3 that came with rh72 is dynamically linked but the
> 4.0.4 update is statically linked and 9MB+ bigger in size as a result.
> 
> Anybody know why that change was made and what value it adds ?  I'd sure
> like to see it dynamically linked due to the size issue.

I don't know the official reason but one obvious reason would be
to reduce rpm's dependencies.

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Ian
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