[Fedora-packaging] Re: paragraph on shipping static numerical libs

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Mon May 28 04:41:04 UTC 2007

Axel Thimm (Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net) said: 
> > The right fix here is to educate scientific programmers as to why
> > statically linking in libraries doesn't actually get them what they
> > want, and that it is broken.
> Actually the situation in scientific camps is not that easy. There are
> tons of situations where having a statically linked binary saves the
> day. You typically have a complete mix of very heterogeneous Linux
> distributions and releases thereof with semi-bogus libs under
> /usr/local as a bonus. At least that's what larger phys/chem
> institutions and educational facilities look like in
> de/uk/fr/ru.

So, my reading of this is 'larger phys/chem institutions are
crazy and don't understand sane systems management'. Am I reading
this wrong?

If you want consistent results, run a consistent platform.


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