[Fedora-packaging] Re: paragraph on shipping static numerical libs

Patrice Dumas pertusus at free.fr
Mon May 28 21:35:53 UTC 2007

On Mon, May 28, 2007 at 05:22:48PM -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> RHEL doesn't even *ship* this scientific stuff, for a large part.
> All I'm saying is that we shouldn't continue to support this sort of
> fundamentally-unsupportable setup ad nauseam - it's time to think about
> how to solve this in a sane manner, rather than continuing to paper
> over the problem. I don't see how, at a minium, moving the static
> libraries to -static packages changes things - if, as you say, everyone
> just chucks libraries manually in /usr/local, then how is this making
> anything worse for them?

The static libs are needed on the fedora box to be able to link
statically on that platform and use it where there are libraries
installed in  /usr/local without needing to relink.


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