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Re: RFC: Building a Shared Library (take 2)

From: Tim Van Holder
Subject: Re: RFC: Building a Shared Library (take 2)
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 21:01:43 +0200

> >  Norman> Also, note that if you include the declarations 
> for building a shared
> >  Norman> library, automake will automatically build the 
> corresponding static
> >  Norman> library [this is true, isn't it?]  
> > 
> > Honestly I don't know.  Perhaps it's true, I guess it is, but
> > even tho I wouldn't assume that if exists then
> > libfoo.a exists.  Since I've requested, I shall only
> > use  Static linking against can be forced
> > using libtool's -static or -all-static options.
> It's certainly true with automake 1.7.5 -- I currently depend on it.

Well yes and no - AFAIK, it's _libtool_ that always builds static
libraries - automake really has no control over it.

> It seems a Good Thing, however, because if you're building shared
> libraries, you very likely want to build the corresponding static
> libraries also, and even if you don't for some reason, there's no real
> harm in getting them (though it should be configurable, of course).

It currently isn't; --enable-shared --disable-static still builds
static libraries.  There's a thread on the libtool mailing list about
this; seems some people want this behaviour changed.

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