-static packages

Jakub Jelinek jakub at redhat.com
Wed Sep 15 16:11:21 UTC 2010

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 05:06:20PM +0100, Robert Spanton wrote:
> I've recently had to link a fair amount of my work statically so that
> it'll run on a cluster of RHEL machines.  Unfortunately, I am just a
> user of these machines, and so I don't have the power to get them to run
> Fedora or even to get the admins to install RHEL packages in a timely
> manner.  Building statically also helps me to eliminate as many of the
> inevitable fractional differences between cluster nodes as possible, to
> achieve reproducible results from simulation runs.
> However, only a few packages in Fedora provide -static variants.  This
> has meant that I've had to locally build these, which is obviously not
> desirable from a maintenance perspective.
> So, would be acceptable to register requests for -static package
> variants as tickets on bugzilla?  Or is there a better way to try to
> encourage people to generate these packages?

Better yet is not to link statically.


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