static compile of rsync

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at
Tue Mar 18 20:39:19 GMT 2008

On Tue 18 Mar 2008, Lasse Kliemann wrote:
> * Message by -Paul Slootman- from Tue 2008-03-18:
> > Be aware that at least when using glibc, a number of things are always
> > dynamic, e.g the nsswitch stuff (for host lookups etc.)
> > If the targets are linux systems, then the safest way is to build
> > appropriate packages...
> rsync can be linked statically against the dietlibc on Linux.

I tried that once, but the result was that in daemon mode any host allow
line didn't work properly, and it got random crashes, so I gave that up.

Paul Slootman

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