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From Greg Stein <gst...@lyra.org>
Subject Re: libaprutil
Date Fri, 15 Dec 2000 21:51:41 GMT
Yes, I'd scream. Big.

Just pass --disable-shared to the libtool config. It will build the thing as
static at that point. This is easily done by passing the flag to Apache's
./configure (it will be replicated down to the sub-config). The problem with
this is that the Apache modules will then be built static. Whether that is a
problem or not... dunno. The underlying issue here is that we end up
building Apache as all-static or all-shared; probably not a big deal. It
would be quite complicated to create a scheme for passing different sets of
libtool config flags to the subdirs (apr and aprutil). Hmm. Actually, the
best way to do this is allow for the Apache config to *point* to an
*installed* APR and APRUTIL, rather than assuming they're in srclib/. The
user could then build/install them as they wish, then config/build Apache.

The reason it is built as shared is because libtool will build both shared
and static by default. The only reason APR doesn't build as shared is
because I haven't gone in there and libtool-ized the thing. APR needs to be
able to produce shared libraries, and the best way to do that is via


On Fri, Dec 15, 2000 at 07:52:00PM -0000, David Reid wrote:
> So will people really kick and scream if I change the library built in
> apr-util to a .a instead of a .la?  This will then allow Apache to build on
> BeOS (tested) (and might also get OS/2 working - Brian?)  It also brings
> apr-util in line with APR's build strategy...
> david
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Reid" <dreid@jetnet.co.uk>
> To: "APR Development List" <dev@apr.apache.org>
> Sent: Friday, December 15, 2000 2:00 PM
> Subject: libaprutil
> > Why are we building this as a shared library when apr gets built as a
> > static?  I ask as the inclusion of libaprutil.so is what's causing me
> grief
> > at present in getting a built/runnable httpd.
> >
> > To give a bit more background the library is built but BeOS seems to have
> > some strange problems actually using shared libraries that I'm fighting
> with
> > at present.  Once I've won the fight then this may not be an issue, but it
> > does seem a bit strange that presently apr is static but aprutil is
> shared.
> >
> > david
> >
> >

Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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