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|0002056||Dwarf Fortress||General||public||2010-05-24 02:03||2010-06-09 06:45|
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|Summary||0002056: Linux libs not linked statically|
|Description||since in linux all compilers use the same object format, libraries can be linked statically instead of dynamically.|
you just have to download the devel version of those libraries (this will give the .a libraries). these can then be linked statically, so everything is included in the binary, DLL-hell is minded, AND x64 users can also simply start the program without downloading all required 32 bit libraries.
|Additional Information||http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LibraryArchives-StaticAndDynamic.html [^]|
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|Baughn: dunno what you want to do with this one.|
|The downside, of course, is that the binary will likely become significantly larger, as well as the usual downsides of not using dynamic linking.|
|Consider making one compiled statically for those "exotic" operating systems out there. A lot of time the generic "for all versions of unix" software is done with static libraries in order to give maximum compatibility.|
Please bear in mind the licence that these libraries are distributed under.
Many prohibit distribution of static linked binaries if they are not distributed under the same licence. E.g. with the LGPL it would require either open-sourcing the whole of DF, or distribution of the unlinked object files along with the binary.
See http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=lgpl+static+linking [^] for many topics on this subject.
|Quietust: since ToadyOne distributes all the *.so files with the linux download (libs folder), the size of the download will get smaller, since only the needed parts of the library are linked to the binary|
I tried doing this. Didn't really work out.
A lot of libraries turned out to be system-specific adapters, and statically linking them would break DF on many non-toady systems. It's far better to have the distributors deal with the mess, overall.
|2010-05-24 02:03||rofl0r||New Issue|
|2010-05-24 09:09||Footkerchief||Assigned To||=> Baughn|
|2010-05-24 09:09||Footkerchief||Status||new => assigned|
|2010-05-24 09:11||Footkerchief||Note Added: 0007285|
|2010-05-24 12:07||Quietust||Note Added: 0007290|
|2010-05-25 02:01||Falldog||Note Added: 0007319|
|2010-05-25 03:48||Cubittus||Note Added: 0007320|
|2010-05-25 04:37||rofl0r||Note Added: 0007321|
|2010-05-26 13:13||Baughn||Note Added: 0007351|
|2010-05-26 13:20||Baughn||Status||assigned => resolved|
|2010-05-26 13:20||Baughn||Resolution||open => not fixable|
|2010-06-09 06:45||Toady One||Status||resolved => closed|
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