--with-pic

Heiko Zuerker heiko at zuerker.org
Sun Jan 9 08:58:04 PST 2005


Robert Connolly wrote:

>On January 9, 2005 11:22 am, Heiko Zuerker wrote:
>  
>
>>Hey,
>>
>>I was just thinking about the configure option "--with-pic" which is
>>available on many libraries/programs.
>>The default is "use both", so wouldn't it make sense to force it
>>whereever possible?
>>    
>>
>
>Its supposed to mean it won't build static versions, usually of libraries. 
>I've tried it a on a few packages and it doesn't always work. With Ncurses 
>--with-pic installs exactly the same objects as --without-pic.
>
>  
>
That would have been to easy anyway.... ;-)

>As well, I'm not sure if people would mind only having shared libraries, and 
>no static ones.
>  
>
In some cases users will need it  and it's just impossible to know which 
ones in advance.

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  Heiko Zuerker
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