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Slightly off-topic: statically linking

Slightly off-topic: statically linking

Posted Aug 4, 2011 8:24 UTC (Thu) by michaeljt (subscriber, #39183)
In reply to: Slightly off-topic: statically linking by epa
Parent article: Getting a better Glimpse at unstable applications

> Isn't there a tool which takes a dynamically linked executable and a bunch of libraries, and spits out a big statically linked blob?

That would probably be quite a bit bigger than a properly done statically linked binary though - in theory at least; I suspect that most libraries on a typical Linux-based system are probably not at all optimised for static linking.

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