[arch-general] Static libs

Carsten Mattner carstenmattner at gmail.com
Tue Oct 29 11:40:46 EDT 2013

On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 1:01 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 29/10/13 08:43, Carsten Mattner wrote:
>> On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 2:17 AM, Timothée Ravier <siosm99 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 26/10/2013 22:22, Carsten Mattner wrote:
>>>> Yes but this was news to me and is unusual. So this should be stated
>>>> clearly on archlinux.org or at least the wikipedia article.
>>> Please edit/update the pages you deem fit for this information in the
>>> Arch Wiki and/or Wikipedia.
>> Checked Debian and Fedora and was surprised that both don't bundle
>> .a files. Must be not that unusual and I was wrong.
> Not quite correct.   Fedora and Debian do provide static libs in their
> -devel packages along with headers.

That makes sense and I had been wondering how I used to link statically
on Debian. So this is a noteworthy differentiating feature after all then.
Suggestions where in the wikipedia article to add the "disclaimer"?

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