[roland at redhat.com: Re: More info on static binary/libnss* mystery]

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Oct 7 15:01:31 PDT 2002

On October 7, 2002 03:06 pm, Greg Schafer wrote:
> If you want to go down this path of not patching glibc, then another
> alternative is to remove 2 symlinks, yes, that is all:-
> rm /lib/libnss_{compat,files}.so.2

Or just rename the symlinks. Or the link's destination file. Either way we 
know that programs can run without NSS functionality and the libs don't need 
to be present for the programs to compile properly so this may be the easiest 
and safest solution. Run chapter 6 without /lib/libnss* files present (or 
renamed, or symlinks renamed) and at the end when everything has been 
re-compiled dynamically undo the renaming and the system should work as 

That's the general idea anyways.

Now hoping that nothing requires user id to name mapping ie; hardcodes a 
username such as 'root' when running 'make install'

I often see that the /bin/install program is used to install files and those 
packages pass "-o root -g root" which will fail unless we address all those 
issues too individually. That'd become very messy too.

Gerard Beekmans

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