Building a Fully Static Linux Executable in 2021

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  • ripgrep

    ripgrep recursively searches directories for a regex pattern while respecting your gitignore

    Hello everyone. With all the development going on in the Rust compiler, many advice pertaining to outputting a static Linux executable is outdated or replaced by ugly hacks. Many Rust CLI tools distribute static executables, a good example of this is ripgrep (in its musl binary).

  • Cargo

    The Rust package manager

    I was going to say "just use a build.rs script", but it appears to be an issue when --target is specified. Your best bet is keeping your invocation and wrapping it in a shell script or something.

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