packaging a static library

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at
Wed Dec 30 21:42:35 UTC 2009

On 12/30/2009 03:58 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> 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.

FWIW, I'm pretty sure this is not against current Fedora policies,
assuming that the libtommath maintainer signs off on it and there is no
conflict between the two packages.


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