[ntp:questions] Shared libraries
david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Fri Nov 28 07:42:20 UTC 2008
Nimish Bhargava wrote:
> I am using NTP 4.2.4p5 and trying to build shared libraries on 64 bit
> Even after providing --enable-shared=yes --enable-static=no as an input to
> configuration, upon compilation only static libraries are getting created.
The comments in configure for 4.2.4p4 say;
*) # So far, the only shared library we might use is libopts.
# It's a small library - we might as well use a static version of it.
# Check whether --enable-shared or --disable-shared was given.
In any case, what would you expect to gain from using shared libraries
If anything, there is a case for forcing the use of a static version of
libc, as nptd locks down all its libraries, and that can force a lot of
bloat into memory on embedded systems with limited memory.
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