[vorbis-dev] build process patches

Segher Boessenkool segher at wanadoo.nl
Sun Dec 31 14:35:08 PST 2000

Monty wrote:
> > 1. There are sysadmins out there (self included) who tend to prefer static
> > binaries, even if they are large.
> I want to second Jeff here.  There are legitemate resons for static
> executables in addition to them often being the only safe way to
> distribute a prebuilt binary and expect it to work.

One other is building more-consistently-timing profiling binaries.
And it's good for debugging as well: shared libraries _don't_ always
load to the same address on eaach run.

> Linux libc
> Russian roulette especially should have driven this home over the past
> five years.

That's not Russian roulette; with Russian roulette you can win, with
Linux libc (especially the glibc s**t), it's a lose-lose situation.

25 minutes till the next Millenium...



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