[FFmpeg-user] ffmpeg issue

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sun Dec 11 18:48:14 CET 2011

Am 11.12.2011 12:58, schrieb dE .:
> On 12/11/11 20:02, Reindl Harald wrote:
>> Am 11.12.2011 15:26, schrieb Thomas Worth:
>>>> because linux software usually DOES NOT link static and this is good so
>>>> you get an update for an vulnerable librarie ffmpeg is using and
>>>> ffmpeg is fixed, for windows you need a new ffmpeg
>>> Eh, this isn't quite accurate. You can certainly link FFmpeg static on
>>> Linux have one binary that does everything.
>> you CAN but it is not really smart
>> and you CAN NOT on many distributions like Feodra where
>> libraies do not allow static linking to avoid people doing
>> it whithout understand what security problems they introduce]
> NO that is not true. pass -static to GCC and you'll get what you want. It's also dependent on the program's build
> system. There's no source on earth which cannot be build as static.
> Whatever you install from the repository is NOT statically build and that's the point of a repository

this is simply NOT true

try to compile http://www.patrickfrei.ch/webalizer/ on fedora with enabled
GeoIP support and you will fail because the GeoIP-devel from Fedora does
not contain the static bits as all other devel-packages

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