Once upon a time, Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm(a)ATrpms.net> said:
FWIW again from the number crunching community, sometimes statically
linking numerical libs shows performance gains (although when the
problem domain is of that kind the libs tend to be headers-only with
inlining), and some only commercial available libs only offer static
Not all the number crunching community statically links. For example,
my father works for NASA, and for his project, they rebuild from source
everywhere. This is a requirement since they run the project on a
number of platforms (Linux, Solaris, Windows/Cygwin, Tru64, IRIX).
Which brings yet another argument in favour of not disallowing
statically builds: ISVs love to use these in order to have one build
for the whole Linux world.
Unless these vendors include object code suitable for re-linking against
a different glibc, they are violating the LGPL if they link against
Chris Adams <cmadams(a)hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.