Queries regarding packaging of static libraries

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 16:44:50 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 03:54:34PM +0530, Ankur Sinha wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-06-18 at 11:17 +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > The correct way is to patch the Makefiles so they can build shared
> > libraries, to send those patches upstream, and to unbundle any bundled
> > libraries.  It's quite a bit of work, but if upstream accept your
> > patches then hopefully it's only a one-off piece of work.
> > 
> > Rich.
> > 
> > 
> Can I not just stick to this[1]. I don't think these libraries will be
> used in any other packages. They're pretty old, if you look at the
> links. 
> Thanks,
> Ankur
> [1]
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#Packaging_Static_Libraries_2

Yes, you can stick to that.  To be clear:

You must unbundle.

You may try to get upstream to ship shared libraries or you may ship the
static libraries following those packaging guidelines.

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