[MPlayer-users] why --enable-static is not working. what does it do?

Reyada Wolak reyada.wolak at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 07:38:09 CEST 2010

I'm still not able to compile one binary for many Linux distribution. i
think this is it for Linux, it is simply not applicable.

On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 8:51 PM, Reimar Döffinger
<Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de>wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 10:32:02AM +0000, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> > Reyada Wolak <reyada.wolak <at> gmail.com> writes:
> >
> > > what is the use of --enable-static
> >
> > It builds static binaries of the libraries that are part of an MPlayer
> snapshot,
> > like libavutil, libavformat, libavcodec and libswscale.
> > The (imo unsupported) alternative is to link dynamically against these
> libraries.
> >
> > I believe what you want is to pass "-static" to the linking process.
> That last part is exactly what it does, the part before is wrong.
> And it obviously can only work if you have static libs (.a instead of .so)
> for everything.
> Except that static linking is a really bad idea for libs like X11, ALSA
> etc., e.g. ALSA will fail really badly if you linked statically against a
> library that uses a different version of the kernel API than the system
> it runs on in the end.
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