[Fedora-packaging] sparse 0.2, headers and static lib

Matt Domsch Matt_Domsch at dell.com
Tue Dec 5 23:14:30 UTC 2006

On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 04:39:33PM -0600, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-12-05 at 16:34 -0600, Matt Domsch wrote:
> > sparse 0.2 is out now, and includes header files and a static
> > libsparse.a, but doesn't include a libsparse.so.  Jeff Garzik in
> > particular requested the static lib and headers for a project he's
> > working on.
> Can you patch sparse so that it builds a shared lib? This would be the
> ideal scenario.

Could, yes.  This thread (ending here):

notes that sparse as a library isn't really stable at this point, and
upstream isn't terribly interested in doing soname bumps all the time,
starting compat packages, etc.

Matt Domsch
Software Architect
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