"mini roadmap" for userland for 3.7-dev branch

Francois Tigeot ftigeot at wolfpond.org
Thu Nov 21 22:43:30 PST 2013

On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 11:44:52PM +0100, Max Herrgård wrote:
> Den 2013-11-21 23:18:32 skrev Francois Tigeot <ftigeot at wolfpond.org>:
> > - Dynamically linked binaries in the root filesystem so that we can use
> >   NSS/LDAP and PAM technologies like on Linux and FreeBSD.
> Could you elaborate a bit on this please? I'm trying to get a DragonFly  
> box authenticate against an LDAP server right now.

It's quite simple actually:

- nss works by loading shared libraries (.so files)
- shared libraries can only be loaded by dynamically linked programs
- the binaries in / are static

They logically can't load .so files and thus can't use nss features at all.

Francois Tigeot

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