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

Sébastien Luttringer seblu at seblu.net
Sun Mar 3 13:54:35 EST 2013

On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 7:04 PM, Sébastien Luttringer <seblu at seblu.net> wrote:
> 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?

After private talk with Andy, I understood we loose the ability of
building static binaries with this move.
Not a big deal for me. Just everyone knows.

Sébastien "Seblu" Luttringer
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