2012.10.17 22:28 "Re: [Tiff] Que: ZIPSetupDecode errorhandling", by Graeme Gill
It is a common problem to build with one library and then find out that a different one is being used at run-time. If ldd shows that the system version is used rather than the one you built libtiff with, then that would be a problem.
Yes. If you want robust deployment, nothing beats static linking.