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From: Eric Merritt <cyberlync@g...>
Subject: Is there a way to statically link an ocaml app compiled to native code against glibc?
Everyone,

 I have spent quite a bit of time digging around for this on the net
with now luck. We have a pretty simple ocaml app for which we would
like to distribute an executable binary. For the most part this works.
However, we would like to minimize the number of binaries that we are
forced to distribute. We would also like to avoid any confusion on the
part of our users around figuring out which version of glibc they are
using. For example, we would like to avoid distributing a binary for
each version of glibc available. Its more work for us and has a chance
of confusing some of the folks using our work. Considering the
simplicity of our binary it seems like a good solution would be to be
to just statically link against glibc (our only non-ocaml dependency).
So it would be great if someone could give me pointers to docs that
describe how to do this. Extra points if I can easily do this with
OCamlMakefile.  If there is another way to accomplish our goals I am
more then willing to entertain them, as there are a lot of potential
problems involved with static linking against glibc.

Thanks,
 Eric