Question about static libraries and compression
Sergey 'DoubleF' Zaharchenko
doublef at tele-kom.ru
Wed Dec 24 05:23:35 PST 2003
On Tue, 23 Dec 2003 18:32:04 +0000
Daniela <dgw at liwest.at> probably wrote:
> I have a problem with linking:
> When I invoke make, I always give it the -DNOSTATIC option on the commandline
> to save space. However, this doesn't work. My system still builds static
> libraries. Or are the binaries linked dynamically, and the static libs are
> there for nothing? I guess it's safe to delete them, right?
If you *know* no user will ever need them (he is not going to write
programs which link statically), then it's all right.
> Everything is self-compiled, I do not use binary packages at all.
> Also, I read that the kernel can execute gzipped a.out binaries directly, can
> the same thing be done for ELF? I need a really small system, because I want
> to boot and run it from CD-ROM.
Try putting the programs in a crunchbox, as it is done on most boot-floppies.
Man crunchgen, chrunchide, etc.
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