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Linux static build
« on: March 23, 2008, 09:18:58 am »

I've updated the SFML makefiles to be able to generate static builds.

However, I'm not an expert in makefiles nor static builds on Linux, so I need your opinion :

1. Is it safe to include external libraries directly into SFML ones, as I do on Windows ? Or libraries can be too different from a Linux to another ?

2. If it's not safe, what would be the best solution to prevent users from having to link to every external lib used by SFML ? In other words, I'd like to avoid that :
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g++ app.cpp -o app -lpthread -lX11 -lGL -lXrandr -lfreetype -lsfml-graphics -lsfml-window -lsfml-system

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Linux static build
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2008, 11:30:42 pm »
Afaik 1) is ok and by static linking you cant produce any kind of error.
BUT what you want to avoid, is a big strength of all linux distros with a package manager(that is ­~all), as they will provide you with external libraries if they arent yet installed.
That will lead to a less bloated system as you'll have the same code only once.