Does OpenJDK statically link the C++ runtime?

Kelly O'Hair kelly.ohair at
Thu Jan 5 02:20:48 UTC 2012

On Jan 4, 2012, at 6:03 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:

> The most obvious issue for me is security.  If a security flaw appears in libstdc++
> (or whatever library is linked statically), you have to rebuild to fix it.  So the JDK
> has to have a security update due to one of its dependencies.

Yup. Good one.


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