Idea: static builds

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Sat Oct 6 13:20:33 PDT 2007

On Thu, 04 Oct 2007 14:03:04 -0500, Dmitry Marakasov <amdmi3 at>  

> Hi!
> I just have an idea that may be useful: static port builds. This can
> help produce packages without any depends, which may be useful
> sometimes.
> Implementation seem pretty straightfoward to me:
> - Introduce STATIC_BUILD variable that changes usual build behavior
> - Process LIB_DEPENDS in a different way: check .a instead of .so.*, and
> fail if .a is missing, and .so is present (i.e. needed static lib is not
> available at all), don't add library ports to package depends
> - Add -static to CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS
> Any comments? I will try to experiment with this for now.

How do you deal with the security? It will be required for all ports that  
depend on a port to be rebuild, so bump the PORTREVISION will be need. But  
what about for non-static that don't need to be bump? A solution for that  
might be need too.

I have no object with static build as long as it is flexible and optional  


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