On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 15:40 -0500, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 22:16 +0200, Dominik 'Rathann'
> On Monday, 25 September 2006 at 20:24, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> > On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 08:42 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> > > Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > >
> > > > I'd say packaging static libs into separate *-static packages
> > > > made mandatory to
> > > > * make such dependencies apparent (otherwise the next maintainer
> > > > want to drop them from *-devel and nobody will notice until somebody
> > > > can't resist linking against them will yell).
> > > > * avoid bloating the distro with unnecessary libs (Almost nobody
> > > > use them).
> > > > * 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
> > +1 from me as well.
> Finally! Let me point out that PLD has been doing that for YEARS.
-static subpackages have always seemed to make sense to me, but it was
pointed out to me originally that increasing the number of subpackages
increases the size of the metadata and makes all yum operations slower.
Thoughts? Perhaps a separate -static repo?
To be fair - the yum operations for fc6 should be fairly dramatically
sped up. Menno, Tambet and others have done some really good work to get
rid of slow sections of code or repetitive pieces.