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Bug 556101

Summary: xen : does not adhere to Static Library Packaging Guidelines
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Michael Schwendt <bugs.michael>
Component: xenAssignee: Xen Maintainance List <xen-maint>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Michael Schwendt 2010-01-16 09:47:55 EST
The package is in need of an update because it does not adhere to
the guidelines for packaging static libraries:

  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Packaging_Static_Libraries

The -devel package contains both the shared and the static build of
a library. That makes it possible to link statically with the -devel
package as a build requirement instead of having to build-require a
special-purpose -static subpackage.

Correct would be to either disable/delete the static libraries at
build-time, or to %exclude them in the %files section, or to split off
a -static subpackage (if there is a compelling reason as why the static
libs should be made available).

Please consult the guidelines for the details.

[...]

xen-devel
    /usr/lib/libblktap.so  <=>  /usr/lib/libblktap.a
    /usr/lib/libflask.so  <=>  /usr/lib/libflask.a
    /usr/lib/libxenctrl.so  <=>  /usr/lib/libxenctrl.a
    /usr/lib/libxenguest.so  <=>  /usr/lib/libxenguest.a
    /usr/lib/libxenstore.so  <=>  /usr/lib/libxenstore.a
Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2010-03-11 12:09:51 EST
* There is only one package in Fedora, which BuildRequires xen-devel and mentions "-static" in its build log: vhostmd
It links shared in the final compiler call.

* xenwatch : creates a non-verbose build log, but links shared with libxenstore

* xenner : creates a non-verbose build log, but links shared

* libvirt : links shared
Comment 2 Michael Schwendt 2010-06-03 05:00:48 EDT
Closed by: fedora-report-static-batch.py