[arch-general] glibc 2.18-5 question

Chris Down chris at chrisdown.name
Fri Sep 27 08:56:09 EDT 2013

On 2013-09-26 08:53, Gaetan Bisson wrote:
> Some Arch packages even provide static libraries for convenience, such
> as gcc and glibc. And unfortunately a few higher-level packages also
> provide static libraries because their maintainers did not notice the
> waste of space...

Well, static libraries are not a waste of space if it was intentional.
Static linking should be preferred for a number of reasons[0], they
should be preferred in any sane Linux distribution (of which,
unfortunately I can't name any at the moment until stali comes out).

0: http://sta.li/faq
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