Bug 175835 - would like static libs (*.a) put back in
would like static libs (*.a) put back in
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libjpeg (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
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Reported: 2005-12-15 11:56 EST by Peter Quiring
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Description Peter Quiring 2005-12-15 11:56:38 EST
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Description of problem:
I noticed in ticket #145971 that the static libs from jpeg-devel were removed.  I need these libs for my projects.  I prefer to build projects with -static option to increase their portablility.  As a third party vendor this is essential.

Please put back the *.a files, and please don't remove any others.


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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install jpeg-devel.
2.Build -static projects.
3.Fails (ljpeg not found)

Actual Results:  library not found.

Expected Results:  build project as before.

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Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2005-12-15 12:04:40 EST

To cite the Fedora packaging guidelines:

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. Also applications linking against libraries should
as far as possible link against shared libraries not static versions.

Bring it up on fedora-devel, if you feel strongly about it.

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