Re: Bug#4550: Build of "ae" fails since it's statically linked
On Sun, 22 Sep 1996, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Sep 1996, llucius wrote:
> > I'm sorry it was the "-N" link option that causes "ae" to be linked
> > statically. Is it really necessary to use the option?
> Well, my man page says:
> -N specifies readable and writable text and data sec-
> tions. If the output format supports Unix style
> magic numbers, the output is marked as OMAGIC.
> When you use the `-N' option, the linker does not
> page-align the data segment.
> none of which seems to have anything to do with static vs shared
It was never explained to me either why it does this, but it seems to be
a known (and expected) action.
> Do you have libc5-dev and ncurses3.0-dev installed? I believe that the
> linker decides whether or not to link static or shared by which kind of
> library it finds in it's search path. The dev packages provide the shared
> libraries in the proper place to satisfy the linker.
Yes, I have both installed. If I remove the "-N" flag it links
dynamically just fine.
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