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SubjectRe: util-linux: orphan
On Wed, Dec 27, 2006 at 07:39:47PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> 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.

No problem ;-)

> 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

Yes, I remember the bug (or bugs). Fixed now.

> 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.

Frankly, it wasn't always easy to use SeLinux in previous FC
releases, but there is huge progress and I think it's much better in
FC6.

Karel

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Karel Zak <kzak@redhat.com>
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