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Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:55:40 -0800
From: Charlie Kester <>
Subject: Re: link failures when building projects that use libtool

On Wed 15 Feb 2017 at 18:29:11 PST Rich Felker wrote:
>Of course the other issue is that you're trying to produce
>static-linked programs (where this wouldn't be an issue to begin with,
>since your system gcc doesn't do pie with static linking, since glibc
>can't handle it) but libtool is suppressing static linking. You can
>fix this by passing both -static (which libtool needs to see) and
>--static (which libtool doesn't know about, so it safely makes it
>through to gcc without getting stripped by libtool). This is a
>standard trick for fixing broken programs that use libtool.

Adding --static to LDFLAGS solved the problem building the
executables that come with libzip.  I expect it will also work for the
other libtool-using projects I've had trouble with.

Thanks for the speedy reply (and, of course, for musl itself)!

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