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From Joe Orton <jor...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1428184 - /httpd/httpd/trunk/acinclude.m4
Date Thu, 03 Jan 2013 13:29:34 GMT
On Thu, Jan 03, 2013 at 02:00:22PM +0100, Kaspar Brand wrote:
> On 03.01.2013 12:20, Joe Orton wrote:
> >> add --static to pkg-config invocations, so that libraries for
> >> static linking are also taken into account (PR 54252 - note that
> >> the additional flags will only appear in modules/ssl/modules.mk
> >> and ab_LDFLAGS, so potential side effects are limited)
> > 
> > This is the wrong thing to do in 99% of cases and a static OpenSSL build 
> > is the wrong thing to use in 99.99% of cases*, so it seems like a poor 
> > default.
> 
> Maybe the wording of pkg-config's "--static" option is somewhat
> misleading. It doesn't force linking against the static libs (i.e.
> lib{ssl,crypto}.a), but outputs the libraries from openssl.pc's
> Libs.private line instead.

Yup.  Having httpd (mod_ssl/ab) link against whatever is listed in 
Libs.private is the wrong default, it should be a special case for the 
handful of people who build custom OpenSSL libraries.

Regards, Joe


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