Drop static libjpeg.a library

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 18:24:53 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 5:55 AM, Patrice Dumas <pertusus at free.fr> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 01:17:18PM +0200, Adam Tkac wrote:
>> Hello,
>> As part of the libjpeg-turbo F14 feature
>> (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/libjpeg-turbo) I would like
>> to drop the libjpeg.a static library. No package in the Fedora uses it
>> so I don't see any reason for its existence.
> Static libraries in fedora are never of use inside fedora. So reasons
> for the existence of static libraries cannot be in Fedora.
>> I would like to ask you if you know any external project which will be
>> broken by this step.
> Grads distribute static libraries, including libjpeg, although the
> traditional way of doing it is to recompile it from source.
> When I used fedora, I sometimes compiled statically models to be run on
> different systems. I don't recall if libjpeg was among the libraries I
> needed. That wouldn't be surprising, however, in case I generated images
> or maps as part of the output of a model run. Also if I recall well, gd
> is also often use for that kind of use, and, also if I recall well it
> depends on libjpeg.

It is actually very much used in static items... mozilla and such used
to pull it in. Commercial software usually compiles it in also.

> I can also guess that my use is very marginal in fedora land, it is not
> clear that banishing static libs completly in fedora (except for very
> special packages, like binutils and gcc) wouldn't pass nowadays.
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