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From Justin Erenkrantz <>
Subject Re: A Bloat of Libraries
Date Tue, 03 Jan 2006 23:00:16 GMT
--On January 3, 2006 10:18:06 AM -0500 Brian Akins <> 

> Nick Kew wrote:
>> Amongst modules, we should apply the same principle: e.g.
>> with mod_deflate and zlib.
> Or why not just have mod_deflate link against zlib and not have httpd do
> it.  SSL seems to be the worst culprit. httpd gets linked against tons of
> stuff so that I cannot copy the binary to a non-ssl enabled host.

Nice idea, but libtool doesn't support any of this in a portable manner - 
some OSes support DSOs having their own dependencies, a number just don't.

If you want to completely rip apart libtool and write your own, feel free. 
Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.  -- justin

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