[lfs-dev] More on static libs

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 17:12:17 PDT 2015

Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 05:32:21PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> There are lots of ways to make mistakes, but I can't really see how someone
>> can link a static library into one of the LFS packages without really going
>> far from the book and changing a Makefile or similar.  I suppose removing a
>> .so file may revert back to the complementary .a file.
> Long while since I've managed it (on x86_64, which is where all my
> development used to happen, most static libs lack -fPIC so they will
> not link into a shared lib).  But on i686: in one case (bzip2) I
> missed the solib version change when I was making the symlink, which
> effectively matches your suggestion.  Before that, I had screwed up
> a symlink with one of the files we moved into /lib - that is the more
> general sort of error, and I'm fairly sure that I later saw someone
> reporting what turned out to be the same problem on support.
> Also, making static libs unavailable even on i686 guards against a
> future change accidentally pulling one in.

So you are suggesting that we move all /usr/lib/*.a files at the end of each 

   -- Bruce

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