Libs with applications

Steve Grubb sgrubb at redhat.com
Sun Nov 20 15:17:47 UTC 2011


Hello,

I was curious how many library packages we have that also includes applications in 
them, so I wrote a small shell script:

http://people.redhat.com/sgrubb/security/lib-bin-check

On my F16 installation, it finds around 60 packages that are libraries with 
applications. I'd like to ask if anyone else sees this as a problem? For example, if a 
32 bit library is installed, which application is left - the 64 or 32 bit one? And 
wouldn't that also pull in unnecessary dependencies?

-Steve


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