[arch-dev-public] klibc static or shared building

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Wed Oct 31 10:24:52 EDT 2007

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> Van: arch-dev-public-bounces at archlinux.org [mailto:arch-dev-public-
> bounces at archlinux.org] Namens Dan McGee
> Verzonden: woensdag 31 oktober 2007 15:21
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> Onderwerp: [arch-dev-public] klibc static or shared building
> Just curious- what is the downside of building statically? It seems
> like it could be a plus in some ways, because you eliminate one more
> chance of breakage in early userspace. Of course, this also increases
> the size of your built binaries and increases the size of your initrd.

The downside is that your binaries become a lot bigger. You don't want to include a full copy of klibc libraries in each binary in your initcpio image. Then, for the breakage: what could break? The early userspace tools are usually updated at the same time.

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