However, if you are sure you wish to use a static version of Cyrus SASL, compile it by giving configure the --enable-static option. This will compile <b>both</b> a dynamic and a static version. Then, whenever an application links to libsasl, it will also need to explicitly pull in any dynamic libraries that may be needed by Cyrus SASL. Most notably, these might include the GSSAPI, Kerberos, and Database libraries. To avoid compiling the dynamic version, pass --disable-shared.