[Buildroot] [PATCH V2 1/2] tcl: add support for static builds

Vicente Olivert Riera Vincent.Riera at imgtec.com
Sat Mar 7 16:12:09 UTC 2015

Dear Thomas Petazzoni,

On 07/03/15 16:35, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Dear Vicente Olivert Riera,
> On Sat, 7 Mar 2015 16:05:17 +0100, Vicente Olivert Riera wrote:
>> If you have a package that depends on tcl (it links against libtcl8.6.a,
>> for instance), then you will need the target tcl (actually the staging
>> one), which has the right architecture for your target, no? The host tcl
>> would have the same architecture as the host machine which may not be
>> the same as the target one.
>> Am I missing anything?
> Yes: you still haven't answered whether the 'packages' thing in TCL is
> important or not. Yes, your tcl static linking thing is *building*
> properly. But does it work? Does the result actually make sense? You've
> solved the static linking case by simply not building everything. What
> guarantees you that the result is something that works?
> Since it seems you actually don't know what TCL is and how it works
> (and neither do I), I'd prefer to mark it !BR2_STATIC_LIBS, and let
> someone actually interested in using TCL in a statically linked
> scenario take care of implementing this.

Ok, no problem.


> Thanks,
> Thomas

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