Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: Matt Thomas <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/26/2002 10:43:15
On Mon, 26 Aug 2002, Matt Thomas wrote:

> At 10:24 AM 8/26/2002, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> >If you had read Luke's post closer, you would have seen:
> >
> >     +   Static linking of programs is still supported; just set
> >         LDSTATIC=-static in the Makefile or make(1)'s environment.
> >         Of course, such programs will not be able to benefit from
> >         future features such as dynamic modules for nsswitch, locale,
> >         authentication (PAM ?), etc.
> That's not satisfactory since the entire build will be -static.
> If you don't care about those features (and I don't), then you'd
> like a build option to have "traditional" shlib support.  Note that
> one platforms (powerpc) shared programs cause almost all pages in
> the process need to be swapped backed.

Please see suggestion in note I *just* sent Greywolf.

Take care,