libbb shared library

Rob Landley rob at
Fri Dec 16 06:25:35 UTC 2005

On Thursday 15 December 2005 04:33, Bernhard Fischer wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2005 at 11:56:48PM -0500, John Kelly wrote:
> >On Wed, 14 Dec 2005 22:43:24 -0600, Rob Landley <rob at>
> >
> >wrote:
> >>> It would be nice if libbb was a shared library.
> >>
> >>Please try to keep up with the group:
> >>
> I could provide an updated patch if need be. For the sake of smaller size,
> i did choose to switch to IMA compile mode for the patch i use for
> libbusybox. As pointed out several times, IMA mode doesn't work
> consistently in gcc-3.x and -4.x, so for 1.2, we will have the IMA mode
> as independant option in the build submenu to let the user turn it on or
> off depending on which compiler-version she uses, how much RAM she has
> on the build-host etc, etc.

This and standalone are something we should deal with early in the 1.2 series, 
I think.

I'm also suspecting that there will be a busybox 1.1.1 around February or 
March.  As soon as we get a wider user base, they'll find things we need to 

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