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Old 04-18-2004, 02:56 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2003
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static linking to c library

I'm a bit of a newcomer to linking. Does anybody know how to statically link to the c library and other user-defined libraries on linux? I use Mandrake, and I can't find the libc.a file on my system (nor am I sure what I would do with it). To dynamically link I run:

ld -shared <library object files> -o
ld -L . -dynamic-linker /lib/ \
-o testrun -lc -ltest <object files>

and this works just fine. But I'd like to do some benchmarking with staticly linked executables as well. Any help would be great ...

Old 04-19-2004, 08:58 AM   #2
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well you just type:
gcc -o foo bar.c -l[i]lib[/lib]

note: the -l is needed and it is not a capital i

note 2: you don't have to link to -lc this is done automaticly

happy hacking


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