[FFmpeg-user] Uninstalling ffmpeg

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Thu Dec 3 02:05:39 EET 2020

Am 02.12.20 um 20:49 schrieb Chris Angelico:
> On Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 6:33 AM Andy Sheimo <asheimo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Actually having a static binary is not a no brainer. I know that I use a
>> static binary and I can make said static binary jump through hoops, but I
>> can't tell you why I use a static binary or the difference between that and
>> a shared binary. Someday I should probably learn but as of today I don't
>> know. if that makes me "a little child" with "a slow brain" then said
>> person is brilliant.
> Advantages of static linking:
> 1) Self-contained - convenient
> 2) Locks in its dependencies - consistent
> Advantages of dynamic linking:
> 1) Deduplication. Many executables can link to the same library and
> they'll use the same one - on disk, in memory, etc. Reduces load times
> for commonly-used libraries. Can be taken even further by putting the
> libraries on fast storage, and then even an executable on slow storage
> will be able to load the library at high speed.
> 2) Dependencies can be updated independently, allowing bug fixes and
> security patches.
> It's most definitely not a no-brainer, and there are good reasons to
> use both (even within the same binary - statically link some libraries
> and dynamically link others)

IT IS A NO-BRAINER when it comes to "uninstall" because there was no 
install to begin with

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