On Wednesday, July 12, 2017 6:31:09 AM EDT Jeroen Ooms wrote:
> I maintain static libraries for libpq for the R programming language
> (we need static linking to ship with the binary packages).
> Unfortunately currently the standard postgres makefile only generates
> a shared library for libpq, not a static one.
> In order to make a static library I always manually edit
> ./src/interfaces/libpq/Makefile and add a target:
> libpq.a: $(OBJS)
>   ar rcs $@ $^
> And then run 'make libpq.a' in the libpq directory.
> This works but it's a bit of a pain to maintain. I was wondering if
> this hack could be merged so that the standard 'configure
> --enable-static' script would install a static library for libpq
> alongside the shared one.

I have no idea what the consensus about this is, but providing a patch file and 
registering it at https://commitfest.postgresql.org/ increases your chances.

I wish you good luck hacking autoconf hell (which is what you'll need to do to 
get the command line switch) though (*shudder*).

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