libc.so.6 is linked statically now. But glibc’s
getpwuid implementations still need the shared libraries. The needed libraries must be copied into the chroot because
mysqld calls those functions after calling
chroot. I’ve updated the
mysql-chroot script accordingly.
(The rest of the chroot setup procedure still works as described in Chrooting MySQL on Debian.)
By the way, I’ve filed a wishlist bug at Debian’s BTS (#299265).
mysqld should do all
/etc/passwd lookups before calling
chroot. That way chrooting would work without
$CHROOT/etc/passwd and with copying any libraries into the chroot. That’s how Apache and Bind 9 do it.
March 17th, 2005: Debian has removed the
-all-static flag again. I’m leaving the additional bits in the chroot script however, just in case the maintainers decide to add the flag again.