Re: Static vs Dynamic Linking
In article <8MYDgA3vc@muskogee.elmail.co.uk> you write:
>brian white writes:
>>>Sorry folks, the man-2.3.10-7 I released yesterday was statically
>>>linked against libc. (my latest upgrade went wrong). :(
>>>This version is dynamically linked:
>>What is the procedure for checking if a binary is statically linked?
>Have a look at `man ldd'.
>>I was under the impression that gcc used shared libraries unless
>>it was given the "-static" flag. Is this correct?
Unless ld can't find the shared library, at which point it silently backs
off to static linkage.