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Re: groff dependancy on libstdc++

On Wed, May 08, 2002 at 01:04:46AM +0200, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> > > > When groff is compiled, a dependency on libstdc++ can be
> > > > observed in the resulting executable.  This is not desirable;
> > > > while the machine that groff is being built on has this library
> > > > installed, other machines on which groff is intended to be used
> > > > do not.
> >
> > > It's not clear to me what you expect; compiling with
> > > `-nodefaultlib' doesn't work.  You must add -lc and -lg++, and the
> > > latter depends on libstdc++.
> >
> > I'm just wondering if there's a way of compiling groff that avoids
> > the dependancy on libstdc++.
> Can someone from the GCC people answer this?  groff uses the C++
> language with home-brown classes only.

According to the second paragraph above, it is libg++, not groff, that has
the dependancies.  You may need to investigate what libg++ actually needs.

If those dependancies are on language support routines only, then see

and use libsupc++ instead.

Alternatively, you can link against the static libstdc++ library instead
of the shared one.  The resulting executable will be larger, but there
will be no runtime dependancy.


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