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Re: More HP-UX static compilation silliness

From: Dimitri Papadopoulos-Orfanos <papadopo_at_shfj.cea.fr>
Date: 2004-06-10 17:46:18 CEST

> I am making another go at compiling a static svn binary on HP-UX. I can

What do you mean by a static binary? That it shouldn't depend on any
shared library, including the system C library? If so, that's a bad ieda.

The worst problem here is probably that libdl is not available as a
static library.

Generally speaking, it's better to link dynamically, so that patches to
system shared libraries also affect your program, and also in order to
keep memory requirements low. Of course a bad patch could possibly
impact the program, but then if the program is critical, it's probably a
bad idea to patch anyway (at least without testing first on another


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