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[Unbound-users] unbound daemon linking bug?

Paul Wouters
Thu Oct 6 04:34:00 CEST 2011


It seems the unbound daemon binary "unbound" does not actually
link in the dynamically.

This means packagers did not find the dependancies, so unbound
does not depend on unbound-libs. When upgrading the "unbound"
package this does not update the libunbond pacakge.

I don't think there is a valid reason for the unbound daemon not
to link against the unbound library instead of including a static

I confirmed this to be a problem for unbound packaged on fedora/rhel/centos.
It might also be an issue for other distributions that mistakenly
assumed the unbound daemon uses a shared library.