proposal for GNU emacs 21.2 package

Joe Buehler
Wed Aug 7 13:56:00 GMT 2002

Nicholas Wourms wrote:

> What's there to figure out?  Just pass "--enable-static" 
> "--disable-shared" during the configuration phase.  And boom, you get a 
> static executable.  If it builds shared, it will definitely build 
> static.  If needs be, you can tell it to explicitly use the static 

The X11 libraries are shared-only, so this doesn't work.  Without
static versions of the X11 libraries, I don't think it's possible
to run gnu emacs without rebasing.

> No, it works in the windows gui, but not inside X.  Anyhow, it really 
> doesn't matter to me as I'm quite happy to continue using my Vi.

There's an X11 version of xemacs -- I've got it installed.  It's not
very reliable, though, so perhaps it is in development.

Since Christopher Faylor is opposed to duplicate dll's, how about this:
a front-end script to emacs to copy them to a temp directory
and rebase them on the fly, then invoke emacs?

Otherwise looks like this can't be done without the XFree86 package being rebuilt to
provide static libraries.

Joe Buehler

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