[Fedora-packaging] Re: Including a static library

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Mon Sep 25 13:42:10 UTC 2006

Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> I'd say packaging static libs into separate *-static packages should be
> made mandatory to
> * make such dependencies apparent (otherwise the next maintainer will
> want to drop them from *-devel and nobody will notice until somebody who
> can't resist linking against them will yell).
> * avoid bloating the distro with unnecessary libs (Almost nobody will
> use them).
> * make packages providing static libs obvious.

Excellent logic (that I previously totally missed, which I will blame on 
insufficient morning coffee).  +1 to Ralf's suggestion for -static pkg.

-- Rex

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