Ralf Corsepius wrote:
I'd say packaging static libs into separate *-static packages
made mandatory to
* make such dependencies apparent (otherwise the next maintainer will
want to drop them from *-devel and nobody will notice until somebody who
can't resist linking against them will yell).
* avoid bloating the distro with unnecessary libs (Almost nobody will
* make packages providing static libs obvious.
Excellent logic (that I previously totally missed, which I will blame on
insufficient morning coffee). +1 to Ralf's suggestion for -static pkg.