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Bug 123321 - Missing embedstring static library
Missing embedstring static library
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-05-16 22:02 EDT by Braden McDaniel
Modified: 2014-05-28 05:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-10-29 16:36:49 EST
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Description Braden McDaniel 2004-05-16 22:02:39 EDT
Description of problem:
The nsEmbedString.h header is included; however, the corresponding
static library (libembedstring_s.a) is missing.

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Comment 1 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 12:14:51 EDT
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Comment 2 Braden McDaniel 2006-07-11 22:11:32 EDT
This issue is still present in FC5.
Comment 3 Matthew Miller 2006-07-11 22:17:49 EDT
Thanks very much for rechecking this.
Comment 4 Christopher Aillon 2006-10-29 13:22:24 EST
We don't ship static libraries intentionally.
Comment 5 Braden McDaniel 2006-10-29 16:26:08 EST
The point is that there is a header installed for which there is no
corresponding library installed. AFAIK, this library is only available as a
static library. Either omitting the library is a mistake, or installing the
library's corresponding headers is a mistake.
Comment 6 Christopher Aillon 2006-10-29 16:36:49 EST
The header is part of the SDK, so it stays.  If you do a make; make install you
get it when --enable-static is not passed to configure.  If you think this
should not be installed in a standard make install, then this probably should
get filed upstream, but this is not a bug in Fedora's packages.
Comment 7 Braden McDaniel 2006-10-29 18:15:17 EST
Don't you also get libembedstring_s.a when --enable-static is not passed to
configure? The "we don't ship static libraries" policy doesn't make sense when a
static library is all that's installed.
Comment 8 Christopher Aillon 2006-10-29 18:35:37 EST
No.  It's not installed, and I don't remove it manually.

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