initialization problems with static p11-kit on mingw

Stef Walter stefw at
Sun Oct 30 12:32:30 PDT 2011

On 2011-10-30 20:28, Mark Brand wrote:
> Stef Walter wrote:
>> On 2011-10-29 22:49, Mark Brand wrote:
>>> Stef Walter wrote:
>>>> Are you trying to use a PKCS#11 module, if so which one? I'd like to
>>>> test with it too.
>>> My goal for the moment is modest. I just want to be able to statically
>>> link to p11-kit and start the applicaiton without hanging.
>> p11-kit is not supposed to be built statically. I should try remove the
>> option in ./configure that was automatically added by libtool.
>> Most of the problems that p11-kit solves only work when it is a dynamic
>> library. See for
>> information.
> Indeed, there might not be a very strong use case for p11-kit with
> static linking. It's always welcome though when software orginally
> configured for shared linking "just works" with minimal fuss when built
> with static linking. Maybe one day a mingw-cross-env user will come
> complaining about this.
> I imagine it would take more work than just solving the initialization
> problem discussed in this thread, such as allowing the modules
> themselves to be statically linked.

p11-kit depends on the shared library aspect of dynamic linking. But
more than just that, PKCS#11 modules themselves are dynamically loaded,
and it would be pretty hard (nearly impossible) to use p11-kit without
dynamic loading in your application.

> Anyway, thanks for your help. It's fine with me to give this issue some
> rest now.




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