On 07/10/2007, at 12:56 AM, andrew clarke wrote:

On Sat, Oct 06, 2007 at 04:54:26AM +1000, Jerahmy Pocott wrote:

I'm wanting to use BASH as my root shell, so I compiled a statically linked version then tried to log in with only / mounted. But I was locked out
because elf.ld.so could not be found..

I though elf was the native binary format these days? But it needs a
library to run them? Is it possible to statically link against elf? Or do standalone binary have to be in aout format? I'm a bit confused as to why it
requires this dynamic library..

I'm not sure if this helps at all, but you can build a static version of
bash from the Ports tree:

cd /usr/ports/shells/bash

You'll need to cp bash to /bin.

Thanks, that was the information I was looking for! I didn't know about that
option to the port..

The problem seemed to be with the dependancies, libintl is dynamically linked to libiconv and some how that was causing it to build with a dynamic link..

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