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Re: Statically linked binaries from fpc

On Sun, Feb 27, 2005 at 03:52:22PM +0100, Roland Stigge wrote:
> Hi,
> maintaining m-tx, I would like to move from the p2c generated C sources
> to the original upstream Pascal sources (better suited for patches,
> development, design, etc.).
> m-tx is written in a Turbo Pascal dialect that can only be compiled with
> fpc (not gpc).
> Unfortunately, fpc in Debian produces statically linked binaries, due to
> the Pascal unit style library files. We currently don't have other
> packages in the archive that Build-Depend on fp-compiler (except fpc
> itself which indeed carries statically linked binaries) as examples.

Hello Roland, I know nothing about fpc, but does it really need to 
produce binaries statically linked with glibc ? I would expect to just
link statically with the units and dynamically with glibc. This would
be much less a problem. (In particular, if security bugs are found in

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

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