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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] Disable static libraries by default



On 04/02/2013 10:09 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> From: "Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange redhat com>
> 
> Every source file is currently built twice by libtool, once for
> the shared library and once for the static library. Static libs
> are not commonly packaged by distros and slow down compilation
> time by as more than 50% compared to a shared-only build time.
> 
> Time for 'make -j 4':
> 
>       shared only: 2 mins  9 secs
>   shared + static: 3 mins 26 secs
> 
> Time for non-parallel make
> 
>       shared only: 3 mins 32 secs
>   shared + static: 5 mins 41 secs
> 
> Those few people who really want them, can pass --enable-static
> to configure

Question: should ./autobuild.sh be tweaked to pass --enable-static, just
so that we have some test coverage that ensures we don't break things
for that setup?

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Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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