#198 xmlwf should link statically to Expat

Feature Request

I'm sure there's a way to link the Expat library into
the executables built from the Expat distribution, but
I'm not sure what the portable "libtool way" is.

I can do this on Linux by building xmlwf using "make
LDFLAGS=-static", but doubt this will work cross-platform.

Can you add the right magic to the LINK_EXE variable in
Makefile.in? Thanks!


  • Karl Waclawek

    Karl Waclawek - 2002-08-29

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    I am not sure I should mention this here:

    But there is another issue still open, as listed
    in the requirements for the next release:

    The build process on Unix should create both
    libexpat.{a,so} and libexpatw.{a,so} by default.

  • Greg Stein

    Greg Stein - 2003-01-03

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    Yes, there is a libtool switch to do this, but I'm not sure
    why. Why wouldn't we just link to the shared library?

  • Fred L. Drake, Jr.

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    I'm rejecting my own report here, because I still can't
    remember the answer to Greg's question of "Why?".

  • Fred L. Drake, Jr.

    • status: open --> closed-rejected

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