Re: static executable, can't open $DISPLAY

Ian Britten <britten caris com> writes: 
> I'm working on Linux (Mandrake 8.1, gcc 3.0.1, etc) with gtk 1.2.10 (Ximian)
> When I build a dynamic executable, everything works find, as expected.
> When I build a static executable (-static linker option), I can't run the
> executable any more.  When I try, I get the following output:
> % ./a.out
> Gdk-WARNING **: locale not supported by Xlib, locale set to C
> Gdk-WARNING **: can not set locale modifiers
> Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0

Maybe you statically linked to libc so it can't dlopen() its locale
data correctly?
I'm just speculating. I don't think you want to link statically to
libc though. There is a way to avoid doing so and I figured it out
once but I'm not remembering offhand...


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