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Re: Building a library as both static and dynamic

From: Efraim Flashner
Subject: Re: Building a library as both static and dynamic
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 08:09:31 +0300

On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 07:57:19AM -0400, Greg Hogan wrote:
> Is there a best practice or example for building a library twice, both static 
> and dynamic? I submitted patch #43620, and in working on another library have 
> the same issue. These are cmake builds with a parameter declaration for 
> either a static or dynamic build, not both. I would like to create a single 
> package with both “out” and “static” outputs, which looks to be standard 
> across Guix.
> One idea is to run the configure / make / make install phases twice. 
> modify-phases does not currently support copying phases (though add-after 
> could work with the right function reference from cmake-build) and 
> #:configure-flags would need to be set differently.
> Another option would be to patch the source build files, but this problem 
> feels solvable in Guix without duplicating the code from cmake-build’s 
> configure.
> Thanks,
> Greg

x265 is a package that uses cmake and is built multiple times with
different options and with a separate static output.

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