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Re: Patching autoconf to support static binutils?

Bryan Ischo <> writes:

> On 8/23/2011 8:25 PM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
>> On Tuesday, August 23, 2011 18:32:00 Bryan Ischo wrote:
>>> On 08/22/11 14:40, Bryan Ischo wrote:
>>>> Hello.  I am trying to figure out how to build a statically linked
>>>> version of binutils (starting with binutils source version 2.21.1).  I
>>>> have found some old discussions of this topic via search results, but
>>>> there was never any real resolution to this issue as far as I can tell.
>>> Hello out there ... is anyone steering this ship????
>> wow, 24 hours w/out a response and you're already getting punchy ?  this is
>> open source which means you get to figure things out yourself if you cant find
>> help.  not bug people even more for their free assistance.
> It was meant to be tongue-in-cheek, and I don't think your response is
> warranted.  Additionally, it is disappointing that you put more effort
> into writing this paragraph than to your response below ...
>> ./configure
>> make configure-host
>> make LDFLAGS=-all-static
>> -mike
> If you'll read my original email you'll note that the above doesn't
> work because LDFLAGS is passed to gcc by some of the binutils
> Makefiles and gcc doesn't like the -all-static option.

It sounds like you have already investigated and analyzed the problem
more than any of the binutils developers.  It's not a typical request
and I would not be surprised in the least if there were no simple way to
do it.  Since this seems to matter to you I would encourage you to
figure out a patch.


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