[PD] gem/fullscreen/linux

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Tue Oct 16 17:18:36 CEST 2007

Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Oct 2007, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
>> we don't provide linux binaries because of dependency issues.
>> (chances are low that my binary will work on your machine)
> This is something that gets fixed using static linking, no? But perhaps 
> making correct static linking while building a shared library is not so 
> easy, compared to making a standalone app.
> A few years ago, I had written this line, in order to compile with 
> libruby.a and still produce a .so :
>   lib = "-Wl,--whole-archive"+lib+"-Wl,--no-whole-archive" unless OSX
> You give those options to GCC, but the "-Wl," means "delegate the 
> following option directly to LD"
> Have you ever tried that?

no i haven't.
but here Gem depends on 61 libraries (including the most standard 
stuff), i guess the resulting lib will get quite big...


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