Fedora 11 Mass Rebuild

Conrad Meyer konrad at tylerc.org
Wed Feb 18 07:44:12 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 17 February 2009 11:37:27 pm Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> Conrad Meyer wrote:
> > On Tuesday 17 February 2009 10:52:50 pm Jesse Keating wrote:
> >> On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 23:23 -0500, Jon Masters wrote:
> >>> I don't have a good way to search for static linking without examining
> >>> bins, but I've got a cold and feel like utter poo, so maybe I'm missing
> >>> something!
> >>
> >> I think when the static guidelines were put in place, it was so that we
> >> could easily discover the static packages, this being one of the
> >> reasons.
> >
> > Could it be as simple as anything BuildRequiring *-static?
> Theoretically, yes. Unfortunately, there seem to be some packagers who
> seem to be unwilling to accept *-static.
> Ralf

The guidelines say that any package providing static libs needs to Provides: -
static subpackages, and that packages linking with static libs at compile time 
need to BR the -static subpackage, not -devel (even if it's the same package). 
Thus any package not doing this needs to be fixed.

Conrad Meyer <konrad at tylerc.org>

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