static libraries

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Fri Feb 20 15:53:22 UTC 2009

On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 06:13:28PM +0300, Alexey Pushkin wrote:

The general Fedora policy is to package up dynamic libraries in
preference to static libraries, and this is the policy we have
pursued.  You'll have to take up any issues with Fedora (good luck!)

We also have the nsiswrapper tool which makes packaging DLLs for
distribution particularly easy, because by default nsiswrapper will
find and package any dependent DLLs that you need.

This, however, seems to be a bug:

> And it's simply strange to have huge libstdc++.a
> statically linked into an executable and at the same time
> depend on tiny little libz1.dll


Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat
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