On Sun, Jun 11, 2000 at 09:00:34PM +0400, Juriy Goloveshkin wrote:
> Why a lot of files in /usr/bin(sbin) are static linked?
> for example, tar: static - 272832 bytes(83416 dynamic)
IMO tar should live in /bin as it is used to restore a system from tape.
I don't know why ``dump'' is in /usr/sbin -- only restore should be

/usr/bin/tar is statically linked so it isn't depended on /usr/lib/ which
may be terribly broken (and thus why you are doing a restore).

> is it magic of /usr/src/gnu folder?

Has nothing to do with it.

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