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From Egor Pasko <egor.pa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Linux libstdc++.so.5 dependency
Date Tue, 24 Apr 2007 06:14:29 GMT
On the 0x2C2 day of Apache Harmony Egor Pasko wrote:
> On the 0x2C1 day of Apache Harmony Gregory Shimansky wrote:
> 
> [snip]
> 
> > > 3. to compile libstdc++ statically for non-x86 (for example, x86_64)
> > >    we need to compile libstdc++-X.a with -fPIC option by hand (because
> > >    it is a very rare configuration)
> > 
> > Gentoo has libstdc++_pic.a
> 
> cool :)
> 
> > (e.g. /usr/lib64/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/4.1.1/libstdc++_pic.a), maybe
> > some other distros have something similar, but I agree that it is not
> > a rule to have this static lib compiled with -fpic.
> > 
> > > IMHO, the best way is to go (3) for snapshots and releases to make our
> > > binaries independant of library version on the target system. But for
> > > development needs the easiest way is to install both libstdc++-5 and
> > > libstdc++-6.
> > 
> > I wouldn't want to separate development from snapshots and
> > releases. If there is no big reason it would be better to use the same
> > environment for development as the one we use for snapshots.
> 
> well, the difference in linking is quite small, no bugs expected, but
> would make Harmony easier to install for non-professionals. So, I do
> not like it so much.

oops, I mean, I _do_ like the solution of special build for snapshots
for end-user simplicity.

-- 
Egor Pasko


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