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Re: static perl builds on OS X broken

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Michael G Schwern
May 20, 2003 16:50
Re: static perl builds on OS X broken
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On Tue, May 20, 2003 at 12:42:50PM -0400, Andy Dougherty wrote:
> Hmm.  Tricky. If perl is built and configured with -Duseshrplib, then
> libperl.a never gets built (at least by default).  The actual library
> that gets built is available as $Config{libperl}.
> Part of the problem is that it's not at all obvious to me what the
> ultimate intent here is.  This perl was built with -Duseshrplib, but this
> particular extension is being "statically linked" in.  If MakeMaker is
> changed to look for $Config{libperl}, then this extension will be
> statically linked into a new binary, but that binary will still use the
> (or whatever the platform-specific suffix is).  Is this the
> user's intent?  I have no idea.  I never imagined this scenario.
> Some distributors are apparently going to the extra effort of providing
> their users with both and libperl.a, but stock perl won't
> do that for you.

I think I just have no idea how to do static builds.

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