[Wine] Can I use a static build to install on an obsolete target?

Alexandre Julliard julliard at winehq.org
Thu Jan 3 13:45:19 CST 2008

Paul Jackson <sa212+wine at cyconix.com> writes:

> Or, to put it another way: the dependency problem exists because a
> dynamically linked app dlopens libs which may potentially not exist on
> the target, and which could be very difficult to build on the
> target. So why not just statically incorporate the Unix code? No
> dependencies, and the windows world can't tell.

That wouldn't work. There are many things that depend on dynamic linking
on the Unix side too, like dns lookups or opengl. Just forget about
static linking, it's not a viable solution for anything except very
simple apps.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at winehq.org

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