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Bug 76948

Summary: fr: enable static use-flag in mozilla-firefox mozilla-thunderbird mozilla
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Eero Volotinen <eero>
Component: New packagesAssignee: Mozilla Gentoo Team <mozilla>
Severity: enhancement CC: brad, dv5a
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Eero Volotinen 2005-01-06 14:47:01 UTC
enable static flag in mozilla-firefox mozilla-thunderbird mozilla ebuilds.
We system tuners like it, because with static linking programs start faster.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Brad Laue (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-02-26 15:41:56 UTC
This is too drastic to make part of the ebuild. You're free to add flags in make.conf etc, but this isn't something we're prepared to do.
Comment 2 Simon Strandman 2005-03-30 02:08:59 UTC
Acctually it's only a small change that needs to be done for mozconfig.eclass. I agree that this would be nice to have!

--- mozconfig.eclass	2005-03-24 04:06:21.000000000 +0100
+++ mozconfig.eclass.static	2005-03-30 12:06:35.000000000 +0200
@@ -7,7 +7,7 @@
-IUSE="java gnome ldap debug xinerama xprint moznoxft"
+IUSE="java gnome ldap debug xinerama xprint moznoxft static"
 case ${PN} in
 	mozilla)	IUSE="${IUSE} mozdevelop mozxmlterm mozsvg" ;;
 	*firefox)	IUSE="${IUSE} mozdevelop mozxmlterm" ;;
@@ -194,6 +194,16 @@
+	if use static; then
+		mozconfig_annotate +static \
+			--enable-static \
+			--disable-shared
+	else
+		moconfig_annotate -static \
+			--enable-shared \
+			--disable-static
+	fi
 	# Here is a strange one...
 	if is-flag '-mcpu=ultrasparc*'; then
 		mozconfig_annotate "building on ultrasparc" --enable-js-ultrasparc
Comment 3 Daniel Mario Vega 2006-03-23 22:54:39 UTC
Please reconsider/reopen. Mozilla static builds are well documented and supported by Mozilla Organization:

They are not like traditional static builds. The system libraries get still linked dinamically. Only mozilla internal components get statically linked to the "*-bin" executable. This make sense, since those components are not shared between aplications.

By using a static build you get a faster executable (start and runtime). 

Official firefox releases by are statically linked (see size of *-bin executable and the missing shared libraries, or check "about:buildconfig") (And I guess official Thunderbird realeases also).

Since the meaning of mozilla static build is not the same of a traditional static built application (ie. system libraries still get linked dinamically) I suggest we should create a new USE flag (mozstatic?)