no static library in libgpg-error 1.8?

Simon Josefsson simon at
Fri Jun 18 11:07:57 CEST 2010

Werner Koch <wk at> writes:

> On Thu, 17 Jun 2010 17:07, simon at said:
>> I see that static libraries were disabled by default with version 1.8,
>> but there is no discussion about it in NEWS or anywhere else as far as I
>> could tell.  Building it with --enable-static appears to work.
> This happened during the update of libtool about a year ago.  As you
> noted this is only about the default.  There might be a problem under
> Windows with static libs (no dllmain for TLS init).
> Aren't static libraries supported anymore?
> No.  We still support static libs (maybe except for Windows - see
> above).

Is the dllmain code required for proper functionality?  Some people
build static Windows executables of GnuTLS and libssh2 libraries, so the
Windows platform was actually the reason I asked (it stopped working
when I upgraded libgpg-error 1.8 and forgot to add --enable-static).


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