[FFmpeg-trac] #1968(build system:new): ./configure --enable-shared --enable-static behavior odd.

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Wed Nov 28 20:54:47 CET 2012

#1968: ./configure --enable-shared --enable-static behavior odd.
             Reporter:  rogerdpack   |                    Owner:
                 Type:  defect       |                   Status:  new
             Priority:  normal       |                Component:  build
              Version:  unspecified  |  system
             Keywords:               |               Resolution:
             Blocking:               |               Blocked By:
Analyzed by developer:  0            |  Reproduced by developer:  0

Comment (by reimar):

 Just like "configure --help" describes, these two options specify whether
 the static and the dynamic libav* libraries will be built.
 When both are enabled, it is up to the toolchain (the build system only
 tells it which libraries to link against but nothing more specific), which
 almost always will default to preferring shared libraries.
 If you want a stand-alone binary, "--extra-ldflags=-static" is a better
 solution since it will also try to statically link system library
 Anything else is probably a too special case for us to support it.

Ticket URL: <https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg/ticket/1968#comment:5>
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