[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Remove pacman.static build from build files

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 21:32:46 EDT 2008

On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 8:23 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Dan McGee wrote:
>> This presents plenty of problems on OSes besides Linux, and even on Linux
>> when the libtool file for libarchive isn't present. The static build isn't
>> all that useful anyway as missing something such as glibc will still leave
>> you unable to run the pacman.static binary. Remove it from the formal build
>> process.
> I didn't realize that is was not very static.  But is this not useful
> for people who want to try and upgrade their really old systems?  I
> suppose if they can't get pacman going in the first place then they will
> be reasonably screwed with the rest of the upgrade.

Yeah, I think it has always been one of those "I hope it works" type
things. In any case, I think this is more appropriate for the pacman
PKGBUILD if we truely want a static build, rather than in the pacman

If you really want to test the "screwing up" stuff, boot up Simo's
live CD installer and do a pacman -R glibc, and see how functional the
system is. You'll note that pacman.static is pretty bunk at that


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