[petsc-dev] switch petsc-dev to use --with-shared-libraries by default?

Satish Balay balay at mcs.anl.gov
Fri Jun 1 13:18:07 CDT 2012

I think the problems come from different types of externalpackage
usages. [for ex: mpi not built shared]. Also we don't explicitly build
all externalpackages shared - and this can cause grief in some
cases. [they just get pulled into libpetsc.so]

We had this default for a while and then gaveup. But now that we
default to --with-single-library=1 - some of those issues don't bite


On Fri, 1 Jun 2012, Barry Smith wrote:

>     Is it time to change in petsc-dev the default of --with-shared-libraries to true by default? It is a nicer user experience to use shared libraries (much faster link of executable for example).
>     Does it work pretty much everywhere?
>    Barry

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