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Re: Static and Dynamic Linking with GCC

On Fri, Jul 20, 2001 at 02:27:08PM -0700, Dan Mergens wrote:
> For example, in IRIX you can do the following:
> CC a.o -B static -lfoo -Bdynamic -lbar
> which will link which libfoo.a,, and the standard .so's
> What is the equivalent gcc command line? (I'm beginning to think it
> doesn't exist).

This is largely (and on many platforms, entirely) a function of the
linker, not the compiler per se.  The compiler driver ("gcc" or "g++",
etc) can pass arbitrary (comma-separated) options to the linker with -Wl,
so you need to read the man page for the linker you're using[*], figure out
which options to pass to it, and then feed those to gcc/g++.  For example,
on Solaris it's something like

    gcc a.o b.o ... z.o -Wl,-B,static -lfoo -Wl,-B,dynamic -lbar

and the linker receives

    ld ..... -B static -lfoo -B dynamic -lbar ....

[*] Run 'gcc --print-prog-name=ld' to get the full path to ld; then you
    can investigate that binary and determine which one is in use.

Would I had phrases that are not known, utterances that are strange, in
new language that has not been used, free from repetition, not an utterance
which has grown stale, which men of old have spoken.
                                     - anonymous Egyptian scribe, c.1700 BC

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