-static packages

Patrice Dumas pertusus at free.fr
Wed Sep 15 18:51:14 UTC 2010

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 05:06:20PM +0100, 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?

Providing static libraries for user needs like yours is acceptable in
Fedora and some packages ship static libraries, especially when the
maintainer faces the issue himself (heterogenous build/run environments,
reproducible builds, lasting functional binaries).  However, the 
majority of Fedora developpers are opposed to providing static libraries, 
even when users ask for them, and the guidelines themselves strongly
discourage shipping static libraries.  So, you can try to ask maintainers
to ship static libraries, but don't expect to have many of them  
understand your needs.


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