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Building Static Programs

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Sometimes you don't have access to the fancy dynamically-loaded libraries in your runtime environment that your build environment has. In the extreme, you might have no dynamic libraries.

To build your program so that it is a staticly-linked binary, you might try:

export CFLAGS='-static'
...before your ./configure and make commands.

This doesn't work in nearly all circumstances, but in some simple cases it might.

This worked for me when building a rsync for my webhost environment which lacked certain libraries (specifically, a magic version of libc).

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