Thanks for the answer, Christian!
On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 04:15:20PM -0400, Cristian Rodríguez wrote:
Josef Wolf escribió:
Was this library moved to a different package?
No, it was removed, it has absolutely no use.
I think I have a use for it: I have a home-grown XS library which provides functionality from a C library to perl. Linking everything into one binary saves lots of pain when it comes to deployment of such a program.
Use Shared libraries, there is no reason to use static libperl.
Please remember that with shared libs, you have to recompile on the host where the final program is to be run. Here is a quote from perlembed manpage:
! The cardinal rule: COMPILE THE PROGRAMS IN EXACTLY THE SAME WAY ! THAT YOUR PERL WAS COMPILED. (Sorry for yelling.)
I have lots of boxes where no compiler is installed at all. Then there are boxes running a different distro than the development machine runs. Linking statically into one binary makes life a lot easier in such situations.