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Old 07-31-2007, 04:06 AM   #1
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Difference in MySQL packages: glib(static) and Dynamically link

Hi guys,

I am trying to download MySQL for installation purpose, but I am faced with 2 options.. glib2.3 or dynamically linked.

what's the difference?
also does it matter if i install generic linux version on RHEL machine?

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Statically linked should pretty much run anywhere, but it's
considerably bigger. Dynamically linked you'll want to (ideally)
match the versions of all the libs it's linked against.

Why don't you use a version that's made for/by your distro, or
compile from source? In either case it will match your system
better than installing some generic compile.

Old 08-01-2007, 11:36 PM   #3
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Yeah I know if they have one for my system i should use.. just being curious because I have problem installing php and httpd from source if i use the RHEL version... as compared to the generic linux, using the static libraries one. weird huh

so what's the pros/cons of using either dynamic or static?


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