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On Wednesday 27 December 2006 19:15, Karel Zak wrote:
>
> On Wed, Dec 27, 2006 at 03:46:10AM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Monday 18 December 2006 08:17, Karel Zak wrote:
> > >         - remove FS/device detection code
> > >           (libblkid from e2fsprogs or libvolumeid is replacement)
> >
> > I saw that the current Fedora already dynamically links /bin/mount
> > against /usr/lib/libblkid.so.
>
>  Sorry, but it's nonsense.
>
>  $ grep -r %{_root_libdir}/libblkid.so *
>
>  devel/e2fsprogs.spec:%{_root_libdir}/libblkid.so.*

Right, please accept my apologies for spreading confusion about this.
I currently don't have access to the machine that broke, so I could
not check the exact problem, and must have misremembered the bug.

> > This obviously does not work if /usr is a separate partition that
> > needs to be mounted with /bin/mount.
>
>  Yes, I have /usr on a separate partition for many years :-)
>
> > I'd suggest that you make sure that mount always gets statically linked
> > against libblkid to avoid these problems.
>
>  It's dynamically linked in many distributions without a problem.

The problem that I saw was because of selinux going wild. Statically linking
would have avoided the problem for me, but I guess this is just one
more reason for me to disable selinux and be done with it.

Arnd <><
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