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Re: dynamic versus statically linked libraries

Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> writes:

> > Yes.  #6 is the mistaken axiom: you are free to include the particular
> > dynamic library with your application.  LSB doesn't care if you link
> > static or dynamic, you are just not allowed to *require the a priori
> > presence of the library on your system*.  Thus, the additional library
> > becomes part of the application.
> We must disallow static linking with glibc. If you do not do this the LSB
> must formally specify the kernel interfaces precisely and in detail and
> then square it off with all Linus future plans. That is a no can do.

The LGPL does a pretty good job at disallowing it already (or at least
it makes sure that if someone gets the idea it can be easily fixed by
a recompile or relink) 


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