!!do not set this during bootstrap!! Causes binaries to be statically linked instead of dynamically

Packages describing “static” as local USE flag

Package “static” Flag Description
www-servers/apache Link in apache2 modules statically rather then plugins
net-libs/axtls Statically build axhttpd server
sys-apps/busybox Make the system rescue shell (/bin/bb) static so you can recover even when glibc is broken
sys-fs/btrfs-progs Build static binaries in addition to the dynamic ones
net-analyzer/zabbix Build statically linked binaries
app-admin/tripwire Builds the package statically
app-emulation/qemu Build the User and Software MMU (system) targets as well as tools as static binaries

All packages providing a “static” USE flag (115)