Thanks Chris for the reply.    The static library name though is
protobuf-lite, so when I do -L<path to protobuf> -lprotobuf-lite in
gcc, it wants to load the .so first, before the .a (static library).

Also, what is the static link flag?

Thanks,
J

On Oct 22, 11:02 am, Christopher Smith <cbsm...@gmail.com> wrote:
> You could also just specify the static library name and/or use the static 
> link flag. Not sure why you'd solve this via a rename....
>
> --Chris
>
> On Oct 22, 2011, at 10:43 AM, JonathonS <thejunk...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
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>
>
>
>
>
> > Hi all,
>
> > is there a way to have protobuf build the libraries with tags? (like
> > boost does)
>
> > For example...
> > - the static debug version of protobuf lite will be named:  
> > protobuf-lite-sd.a
> > - the dynamic debug version of protobuf lite will be named: 
> > protobuf-lite-d.so
> > - the static version of protobuf lite will be named: protobuf-lite-s.a
> > etc.
>
> > The issue I am currently having is that since protobuf names their
> > libraries with all the same name (just the extension is different),
> > gcc always wants to link the dynamic version of protobuf first instead
> > of the static version due to gcc's linking priorities of searching for
> > .so first, then .a.
>
> > My linker command will be:  -lprotobuf-lite , which links to the .so
> > first if one exists, and then links to the .a.  One way for me to get
> > around this, is to either manually rename the libraries myself, or
> > just remove the .so file, but this is a bit inconvenient.
>
> > Thanks,
> > J
>
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