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Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 12:34:23 +0200
From: magnum <rawsmooth@...dband.net>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Any flags needed to statically link openmp in Linux

On 2011-07-15 00:37, Robert Harris wrote:
> I'm interested in making generic builds for others that can't easily do it.
>
> So, is there another alternative to statically linking, that will still be
> useable for the many (for builds to be put at the custom-builds wiki page)?


Static builds might well be the right thing for your builds. I didn't 
mean to say I agree with that "Never" quote, but that page is good 
reading for understanding the caveats (size, memory etc).

Maybe Solar's approach below is better but I'm not sure how close you 
can mimic it when you throw OMP in the mix. Also, I suspect it's even 
trickier than to make it fully static.

I appreciate that you post the solutions you find for specific linking 
problems. Sorry I can't really help, I haven't tried a static build.

magnum


> JtR Pro for Linux is linked against a purposefully old version
> of glibc dynamically (so it works with newer versions as well due to
> symbol versioning, but does not strictly require those newer versions),
> but with OpenSSL statically.
>
> Alexander

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