proposal for GNU emacs 21.2 package
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.
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