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reply mandel <mandel wormhole.nn> writes:
Hi,

I like to know how I can make a static build.
I can't get my program binaries to run on other linux
systems because some shared libs are missing.
Nov 06 2007
parent reply "Steven Schveighoffer" <schveiguy yahoo.com> writes:
"mandel" wrote
 Hi,

 I like to know how I can make a static build.
 I can't get my program binaries to run on other linux
 systems because some shared libs are missing.

You could use -static on the link line. If you are using dmd, just copy the link line it outputs to gcc and add the -static argument. However, I don't recommend using this. I have heard there are problems with statically linking against glibc, and the maintainers say they aren't going to fix it because nobody should be using static linking anymore... -Steve
Nov 06 2007
parent reply mandel <mandel wormhole.nn> writes:
Steven Schveighoffer Wrote:

 
 "mandel" wrote
 Hi,

 I like to know how I can make a static build.
 I can't get my program binaries to run on other linux
 systems because some shared libs are missing.

You could use -static on the link line. If you are using dmd, just copy the link line it outputs to gcc and add the -static argument. However, I don't recommend using this. I have heard there are problems with statically linking against glibc, and the maintainers say they aren't going to fix it because nobody should be using static linking anymore... -Steve

The issue is that I get error messages like "./main: /usr/lib/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by ./main)" the program get mostly killed after that.
Nov 07 2007
parent reply "Steven Schveighoffer" <schveiguy yahoo.com> writes:
"mandel" wrote
 Steven Schveighoffer Wrote:

 "mandel" wrote
 Hi,

 I like to know how I can make a static build.
 I can't get my program binaries to run on other linux
 systems because some shared libs are missing.

You could use -static on the link line. If you are using dmd, just copy the link line it outputs to gcc and add the -static argument. However, I don't recommend using this. I have heard there are problems with statically linking against glibc, and the maintainers say they aren't going to fix it because nobody should be using static linking anymore... -Steve

The issue is that I get error messages like "./main: /usr/lib/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by ./main)" the program get mostly killed after that.

Ah. So you don't care if the binary is static or not, but you want to link statically against a library? that's easy. Most libraries have two forms on linux, a .so form, and a .a form. To link specifically against the .a form, you have to specify the library file on the command line: gcc .... -lz becomes: gcc .... /usr/lib/libz.a This should do the trick. -Steve
Nov 07 2007
parent Gregor Richards <Richards codu.org> writes:
Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
 "mandel" wrote
 Steven Schveighoffer Wrote:

 "mandel" wrote
 Hi,

 I like to know how I can make a static build.
 I can't get my program binaries to run on other linux
 systems because some shared libs are missing.

the link line it outputs to gcc and add the -static argument. However, I don't recommend using this. I have heard there are problems with statically linking against glibc, and the maintainers say they aren't going to fix it because nobody should be using static linking anymore... -Steve

The issue is that I get error messages like "./main: /usr/lib/libz.so.1: no version information available (required by ./main)" the program get mostly killed after that.

Ah. So you don't care if the binary is static or not, but you want to link statically against a library? that's easy. Most libraries have two forms on linux, a .so form, and a .a form. To link specifically against the .a form, you have to specify the library file on the command line: gcc .... -lz becomes: gcc .... /usr/lib/libz.a This should do the trick. -Steve

The more-reliable but also more-GNU-specific version of this, if anybody cares, is: gcc -Wl,-Bstatic,-lz,-Bdynamic This will work regardless of what path libz is in, but will not work with linkers other than GNU ld. - Gregor Richards
Nov 07 2007