[tex-live] Build binaries with static libraries

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sat Apr 1 01:20:21 CEST 2017

    At least readline is problematic for me

If you want to go to the trouble, you could download original readline
source from ftp.gnu.org, build only a static version, install it
somewhere completely separate (like we do with the clisp libraries), and
link against it there. Dick has been trying this, haven't got all the
details yet, but we'll get there.

I don't see the need to include readline (or anything else) in TL just
for the sake of asy on a few non-backward-compatible-by-design OS's and
decline to do so. --best, karl.

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