-static packages

Miloslav Trmač mitr at volny.cz
Thu Sep 16 16:32:20 UTC 2010

Richard W.M. Jones píše v Čt 16. 09. 2010 v 17:19 +0100: 
> There are times when static linking is a useful.  Robert clearly
> describes one in his original post.
Static libraries solve the "unprivileged user" problem only in a limited
set of cases.

As soon as any of the libraries needs additional files (e.g. glade UI
files in /usr/share/mylibrary/*), static linking doesn't help.

The only general solution for these cases is to recompile the software
with --prefix inside the user's home directory.

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