[arch-general] Static libs

Carsten Mattner carstenmattner at gmail.com
Sat Oct 26 03:39:21 EDT 2013

On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 6:38 PM, Gaetan Bisson <bisson at archlinux.org> wrote:
> [2013-10-25 10:10:55 +0200] Carsten Mattner:
>> Is there still a way to statically link libraries where
>> the recent change to remove the .a files has been
>> completed?
> To build something statically you will just need to rebuild its
> dependencies statically too. Note that static libraries have never
> really been supported and were never shipped by most packages. The
> rebuilds we are doing are enforcing consistency rather than a new
> policy.

So that means Arch Linux has always been unique in that regard
and it has been by lucky accidence static linking of libs installed
by pacman worked?

If that's the case this should be documented the same way other
distros (suckless) do not support dynamic linking of the provided
packages don't you think?

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