--- a/examples/Makefile.am
+++ b/examples/Makefile.am
@@ -7,7 +7,8 @@
 noinst_PROGRAMS = decoder_example encoder_example chaining_example\
 		vorbisfile_example seeking_example
 
-LDFLAGS = -all-static 
+# uncomment to build static executables from the example code
+#LDFLAGS = -all-static 
 LDADD = ../lib/libvorbis.la 
 
 decoder_example_SOURCES = decoder_example.c