[RevServer + Rev on Linux] Checking if you have the needed libraries

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Wed Jul 28 12:45:40 EDT 2010


Yeah kinda figured. Bad idea in general, and especially a bad idea
with something that will be start multiple concurrent instances. It
sure would be nice to be able to drop it anywhere and have it just
work without the required research delving.

Want to thank you also, your post on tracking down libraries and
dependencies is going into my archive.  Very helpful all around post,
not just for fixing revserver.

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 10:33 AM, Andre Garzia <andre at andregarzia.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 1:18 PM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Out of curiosity, i the case of revserver since self compiling isn't
>> an option, would static linking be a bad idea?  Or would it be too
>> resource intensive?
>>
>
> Mike,
>
>
> I think static linking would make it impossibly big since the shared
> libraries have their dependencies as well, if you try to static link
> everything up to libC or whatever is the final thing, it can get pretty big.
>
> Also you can't static link under Mac OS X and we know runrev likes to reuse
> code. I think static linking is almost never used these days for this kind
> of stuff. I've asked them the same thing during the last conference but 3
> pints of some IPA prevents me from remembering the specific answer but I
> recall it could not be done in a sane way.
>
>
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