[bf1942] Statically linked version to be dropped--licensing

Scratch Monkey ScratchMonkey at SewingWitch.com
Tue Aug 5 13:27:48 EDT 2003

--On Tuesday, August 05, 2003 8:35 AM -0400 "Ryan C. Gordon"
<icculus at clutteredmind.org> wrote:

> Dynamic linking is the same thing, it's just done automatically. You're
> still allowing your machine-readable object files to be relinked with a
> different version of the LGPL'd libraries at the user's discretion, but
> without the mess.

Rather than supply a static version, would it work to supply the shared
libraries used for glibc, etc. in the existing static version, and the needed
environment variable to force the loader to use the one in the current
directory instead of the system-supplied one? (See "man 8 ld.so" for details.)

Obviously the libraries would have to be supplied with source to satisfy LGPL,
but that can be just the SRPM from the distro used to build the app.

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