Question on how do I tell make to choose between static and shared versions of a library

Manish Jain bourne.identity at
Sun Dec 16 17:23:02 UTC 2012

Hello All,

This is not a question strictly on FreeBSD. But since freebsd-questions 
is a lot quicker with its dependable responses, I decided to post my 
question here.

Under /lib I have both versions - shared ( as well as static 
(libxyz.a) - of a library. How do I tell make to link to the static 
version, not the shared one ? The next obvious question is how to do the 
vice versa - tell make to link to the shared version, not the static one.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you &

Manish Jain
bourne.identity at

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