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Re: More HP-UX static compilation silliness

From: Toby Johnson <toby_at_etjohnson.us>
Date: 2004-06-10 17:56:53 CEST

Dimitri Papadopoulos-Orfanos wrote:

>> 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
> machine).
I have no problem linking to the standard system libraries. The goal
here is to compile on one machine and install on another (the latter
doesn't have the ANSI C compiler). So I want to link neon, apr, etc.
statically, but anything standard can be dynamic.

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