From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-13 09:25:17
> How do I force a library to be linked statically with gcc? By looking at
> gcc.jam, it seems that <find-static-library> does not enforce static
Right, not anymore, because I'm completely unsure how this can be reasonably
done. I've a couple of question to you:
1. Why do you need static linking to a specific library?
2. One approach is to use:
g++ ..... -Wl,-Bstatic -lwhatever
however this will fail if there's no static version of whatever. Also, there's
g++ ..... -Wl,-Bshared -lwhatever
which will link to whatever.so if present, but will also link with whatever.a,
not fail. Is the '-Bstatic' behaviour what you're after? I'm a bit worried by
While we discuss this, you can use
to make your project work.
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