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Re: -rdynamic and -static

On Wed, 10 Apr 2002, H . J . Lu wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 10, 2002 at 09:24:19AM -0400, Stéphane Doyon wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > [Please Cc me as I am not subscribed.]
> > 
> > Our software has modules that are implemented as shared libraries. But
> > now there's a situation where we need it to be statically linked, and we
> > can't figure out how to get it to work.
> > 
> > The software is called BRLTTY; it drives braille displays. There is a
> > central module that implements screen review functions, and there are
> > several driver modules, one for each supported braille display model. The
> > driver modules are implemented as shared libraries, so we can choose at
> > run-ttime which one to use.
> > 
> > Now we want to make an accessible boot diskettes / distribution
> > installation diskettes. We link our main BRLTTY module statically,
> > because we don't have a sufficiently small libc and friends.
> > 
> Are you using glibc? You can customize my sglibc to strip out stuffs
> you don't need. You may get glibc down to about 500KB or less.

I'll keep that in mind, but I really was hoping we wouldn't have to go 
into glibc customization... Where can I find it BTW, the links that google 
found seem to all be broken?

I also tried from the Debian bootdisk package. It did shrink the 
libs a lot but in the end they were still 1.6MB, while the statically 
linked main module is only about 550KB (which still seems bloated).

Stéphane Doyon

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