[arch-general] static libraries in packages
scimmia at archlinux.info
Wed May 14 11:23:30 EDT 2014
On 2014-05-14 06:51, Christian Hesse wrote:
> Antonio Rojas <nqn1976list at gmail.com> on Wed, 2014/05/14 11:51:
>> Christian Hesse wrote:
>> > I think gcc, glibc, llvm and friends are ok. But zlib, mupdf,
>> > mysql/mariadb and some others should go away.
>> There was a to-do list to cleanup all static libs, so all remaining
>> are there for a reason. Check the changelogs for the specific reasons
>> each package, e.g.
> Is it possible to fix binutils testsuite?
> Remember the security flaws in zlib? Does anybody know what package has
> built against static zlib?
> This brings the static libraries back, but there is no reason.
> libmariadbclient ships with static libraries because a package from AUR
> (neko) requires it. I think anybody should fix neko, but shipping
> packages with static libraries in this situation is just stupid.
> Removing static libraries (and keeping them away!) should be treated
That's completely up to the maintainer. If they decide to ship static
libs for any reason, that's their choice to make. There are very few
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