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From: Ben Allan (baallan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-17 12:11:08

Please paste the quoted text (appropriately expanded)
into a readme or install or some other prominent doc location/appendix
as soon as possible if it isn't there already.
Details like this matter a lot to a few of us,
and many of us haven't drunk completely the 3000 gallons of twisted logic
that is the autotool conventions.


On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 08:44:48PM -0400, Jeff Squyres wrote:
> The default build is to make libmpi be a shared library and build all
> the components as dynamic shared objects (think "plugins").
> But we currently use Autoconf+Automake+Libtool, so to build everything
> static, the standard flags suffice:
> ./configure --enable-static --disable-shared
> This will make libmpi.a, all the components are statically linked into
> libmpi.a, etc. There's more esoteric configure flags that allow
> building some components as DSOs and others statically linked into
> libmpi, but most people want entirely one way or the other, so I won't
> provide the [uninteresting] details here.