[arch-dev-public] cleaning up unneeded static libraries?

Sébastien Luttringer seblu at seblu.net
Sat Mar 2 13:04:43 EST 2013

On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 10:16 AM, Andreas Radke <andyrtr at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Our packages in our repos by default don't need static libraries
> (random .a files all around). I think they are a waste of disc space
> and abuse bandwidth when uploading/mirroring packages. Most users will
> never need them.
> I suggest to drop all static libs by creating a ToDo list and install a
> rule to not ship static libraries anymore, maybe with some exceptions.
> Whenever users require static libs we should point to abs.

Could you tell me if removing all statics libs will avoid us to easily
build static binaries using those binaries?


Sébastien "Seblu" Luttringer
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