Bug 596898

Summary: libuuid.a not provided anymore
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Christophe GRENIER <grenier>
Component: util-linux-ngAssignee: Karel Zak <kzak>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Christophe GRENIER 2010-05-27 18:10:38 UTC
Description of problem:
Previous version of libuuid-devel provided libuuid.a

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update to Fedora 13
  
Actual results:
libuuid.a missing

Expected results:
libuuid.a present

Additional info:
Please provide a libuuid-static with the now missing file. Without it, it can't compile static version of my utilities for users to test.

Comment 1 Michal Hlavinka 2010-05-28 08:55:28 UTC
libuuid.* library is not part of uuid-* but different package called just libuuid and its source package is util-linux-ng (see rpm -qi libuuid or rpm -qfi /lib64/libuuid.so.1 )

changing component

Comment 2 Karel Zak 2010-05-28 13:22:33 UTC
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#Packaging_Static_Libraries

Packages including libraries should exclude static libs as far as possible (eg by configuring with --disable-static). Static libraries should only be included in exceptional circumstances. Applications linking against libraries should as far as possible link against shared libraries not static versions. 
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In general, packagers are strongly encouraged not to ship static libs unless a compelling reason exists. 

So, do we really have any exceptional circumstance here?

The library has very stavle API for years. Why you don't want to use shared libraries?

Comment 3 Christophe GRENIER 2010-05-28 14:48:22 UTC
My package testdisk is using the shared libs.
But on my website I also provides static binaries for Linux users using non-Fedora distributions. Without this package, it can't create static version anymore.

Comment 4 Karel Zak 2010-10-07 11:13:53 UTC
Sorry Christophe, this is not "compelling reason" from wide point of view.