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Bug 1201743 - newt fails to build statically because it builds shared objects by default
Summary: newt fails to build statically because it builds shared objects by default
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: newt
Version: 23
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Miroslav Lichvar
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL: http://autobuild.buildroot.net/result...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-03-13 12:04 UTC by Vicente Olivert Riera
Modified: 2016-12-20 13:21 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 13:21:47 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Vicente Olivert Riera 2015-03-13 12:04:44 UTC

I'm trying to build newt statically but it fails to compile because it tries to build shared objects. Is there a way to not build shared objects at all? Only static libraries and statically linked programs.

Thanks in advance.

Comment 1 Jan Kurik 2015-07-15 14:24:44 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 23 development cycle.
Changing version to '23'.

(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 23 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 23 End Of Life. Thank you.)

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 2 Miroslav Lichvar 2016-03-23 13:28:49 UTC
What error message do you get? The newt makefile builds both static and shared libnewt and the former is created from objects compiled without -fPIC, so I'm not sure what the problem is.

Comment 3 Vicente Olivert Riera 2016-04-04 11:44:55 UTC
The problem is that newt creates .so files unconditionally, so you cannot do a full static build. That's why I asked if there was a way to not build the shared objects at all.

Comment 4 Fedora End Of Life 2016-11-24 11:33:54 UTC
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