I honestly don't really care how "unreliable" you think shared libraries are, using entirely static linking is how we get gigantic 500MB monoliths that waste disk space and RAM, don't integrate with the rest of the system properly due to mismatched library versions, and also don't get security patches from the system unless you manually update the binary itself.
Static linking may be "easier", but as programmers, it's our job to use the *right* solution, not just the easiest one.
@makeworld yeah but I don't think anyone has statically linked OpenSSL or the like into highly popular programs yet. if that was the case we'd be fucked
@Seirdy @makeworld Also, programmers deciding to reinvent the wheel and use [XYZ fancy replacement for libraries that are already provided by the system] in their software has caused nothing but trouble for me in terms of stability lol. I've almost never had an issue with dynamically linked libraries, but I've had tons with smart-ass developers bundling in random shit because they think they know better than the distro maintainers
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