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

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Sat Mar 7 16:44:30 UTC 2015

On 07/03/15 14:42, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> Dear Vicente Olivert Riera,
> On Sat, 7 Mar 2015 13:22:41 +0000, Vicente Olivert Riera wrote:
>> +ifeq ($(BR2_STATIC_LIBS),y)
>> +# Do not build tclsh with dynamic loading support when building it
>> +# statically because it needs dlopen() and friends.
>> +TCL_CONF_OPTS += --disable-load
>> +# Also, build only the binaries and libraries and don't build the
>> +# 'packages' because they are shared objects which are intended to be
>> +# loaded dynamically.
>> +TCL_MAKE_OPTS = binaries libraries
>> +TCL_INSTALL_STAGING_OPTS = DESTDIR=$(STAGING_DIR) install-binaries install-libraries
>> +endif
> But, if we don't build the 'packages', is the tcl stuff still useful?

 The packages are a bunch of additional packages that happen to be distributed
together with tcl. In this case:

incr Tcl (object-oriented extensions)
tdbc (database connector)

 So if you want to run scripts that make use of these packages, yes you're in
trouble. But I expect that there will be plenty of scripts that don't use these

 That said, I agree with Thomas's final statement that unless you're actually
using this, it's both pointless and dangerous to make such a change.


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