Error while compiling krb 1.5

Russ Allbery rra at
Wed Jul 5 13:17:56 EDT 2006

Rainer.Heilke at writes:

> BTW, I do remember reading somewhere that someone wanted Solaris to stop
> supporting static libraries period, but I don't think that has gone
> anywhere, and may have died a silent death. This was some time ago (a
> year, maybe?).

It would be remarkably strange to stop supporting static libraries period,
as static libraries are really nothing more than a collection of object
files and you have to support linking together a collection of object
files anyway since that's how regular executables are made.  The small
amount of additional code in ld to read ar-format collections of object
files wouldn't be worth the disruption to remove.

Most platforms these days seem to be dropping support for statically
linking with glibc and strongly encouraging people to use shared
application libraries, but I expect static libraries will always work to
some degree.

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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