-static packages

Tom Lane tgl at redhat.com
Wed Sep 15 16:39:09 UTC 2010

"Bryn M. Reeves" <bmr at redhat.com> writes:
> On 09/15/2010 05:06 PM, Robert Spanton wrote:
>> So, would be acceptable to register requests for -static package
>> variants as tickets on bugzilla?  Or is there a better way to try to
>> encourage people to generate these packages?

> You might find the Fedora packaging guidelines for packaging static
> libraries helps explain the rationale a bit more:

The important point here is that there is a distro policy against static
libraries (with only very narrow exceptions).  Trying to get individual
package maintainers to go against the policy isn't a helpful way to

			regards, tom lane

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