Static binary (no shared libs) fails in Busybox 1.3.0 ?

Steven at Steven at
Mon Dec 18 01:56:40 UTC 2006

I know this issue, but if with correct options in gcc, this won't be a problem.
However, in Fedora Core 6:
gcc -v
Using built-in specs.
Target: i386-redhat-linux
Configured with: ../configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --enable-checking=release --with-system-zlib --enable-__cxa_atexit --disable-libunwind-exceptions --enable-libgcj-multifile --enable-languages=c,c++,objc,obj-c++,java,fortran,ada --enable-java-awt=gtk --disable-dssi --enable-plugin --with-java-home=/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.4.2-gcj- --with-cpu=generic --host=i386-redhat-linux
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.1.1 20061011 (Red Hat 4.1.1-30)

~/tmp/busybox/busybox-1.3.0>make menuconfig
Choose "Build BusyBox as a static binary (no shared libs)", keep othe settings as default value, then

SPLIT   include/autoconf.h -> include/config/*
GEN     include/bbconfigopts.h
CC      applets/applets.o
applets/applets.c:22:2: error: #warning Static linking against glibc produces buggy executables
applets/applets.c:23:2: error: #warning (glibc does not cope well with ld --gc-sections).
applets/applets.c:24:2: error: #warning See
applets/applets.c:25:2: error: #warning Note that glibc is utterly unsuitable for static linking anyway.
make[1]: *** [applets/applets.o] Error 1
make: *** [applets] Error 2

I also tried in gcc 3.2.2 in RedHat Linux 9, it has same problem.
Does anyone has same problem ?
Steven Shiau <steven _at_ nchc org tw> <steven _at_ stevenshiau org>
National Center for High-performance Computing, Taiwan.
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