packaging a static library

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Wed Dec 30 20:58:07 UTC 2009

Daniel Drake wrote:
> The upstream library is already in Fedora as a shared library.
> I guess the approach I will take is to install our audited version as a
> shared library under a different name (libtommath_olpc?) which the
> components will then dynamically link against.

While that at least conforms to our packaging guidelines, I think this is 
still against Fedora policies, in particular the Fedora Objectives. We want 
to ship the current software, not old audited one. Fedora is not a certified 
distribution, it's an up-to-date distribution.

        Kevin Kofler

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