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Re: Static binary

From: Harley D. Eades III
Subject: Re: Static binary
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 07:13:46 -0600

On Thu, 2005-12-08 at 08:07 +0100, Patrick Leslie Polzer wrote:
> A parted boot disk is mentioned in the manual. I removed that part as
> it is too much hassle updating and no longer necessary with all the
> rescue disks. I suggest a better approach instead that enables everyone
> to use the latest-and-greatest version of Parted:
> There is a program named 'statifier' that creates static binaries from
> dynamic ones. It works great, and I tested it on Parted, too.  The only
> crux is that the resulting binary is 2.2 MB (standard configure) and
> therefore too big for a floppy disk. However, with compression one gets:
> 904K parted.static.bz2
> 954K parted.static.gz
> UPX, the executable compressor, might suffice therefore, too.
> I propose distributing a static binary on ftp.gnu.org with every
> version.
I agree, with the compressed version live-cd people will not have to
package one theirselves.


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