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Can statically linked binary require shared libraries?

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http://serverfault.com – I have a binary here that is apparently statically linked: $ file wkhtmltopdf-amd64 wkhtmltopdf-amd64: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (GNU/Linux), statically linked, stripped $ ldd wkhtmltopdf-amd64 not a dynamic executable $ readelf -d wkhtmltopdf-amd64 There is no dynamic section in this file. But when i try to execute it, it complains that shared libs would be missing: $ ./wkhtmltopdf-amd64 ./wkhtmltopdf-amd64: error while loading shared libraries: libXrender.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory My questions: I thought statically linked b (HowTos)