Building a real static binary

Daniel KochmaƄski daniel at
Thu Aug 24 08:18:11 UTC 2017


you can build ECL as a static library and statically link with it. You 
have to pass --disable-shared flag at configure time. Then you will have 
libecl.a and statically linked ecl binary. This option isn't well tested 
but it works as far as I can tell. You may want to link your library 
with other static libs, like libcmp.a etc, which will be installed in 
DESTDIR/lib/ecl-16.1.3/ .

Note, that you won't be able to load natively compiled FAS files (only 
bytecompiled FASC) at runtime, only to compiled with build libraries. 
That could be fixed and is somewhere on my list (though it has a low 

Best regards,

On 22.08.2017 00:27, Florian Margaine wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been trying to build a real static binary for easy deployment.
> So far, everything I've tried still links to libecl as a shared
> library; is it possible to have a static library of it, so that my
> static binary can bundle it?
> I guess I kind of want to shy away from building ECL myself, it's kind
> of a pain to require that for other developers working on this
> project.
> Regards,

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