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Bug 181897 - Missing static libraries
Missing static libraries
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fftw (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Quentin Spencer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2006-02-17 12:20 EST by Stuart Anderson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-24 02:02:58 EST
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Description Stuart Anderson 2006-02-17 12:20:01 EST
Description of problem:

The static libraries where dropped between fftw-devel-3.1-1.fc4.x86_64.rpm
and fftw-devel-3.1-2.fc4.x86_64.rpm. This prevents building static executables
that use FFTW 3.1 that can be checkpointed on Condor clusters.

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1. rpm -qlp fftw-devel-3.1-2.fc4.x86_64.rpm
2. Note missing /usr/lib64/lib*.a files
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Comment 1 Quentin Spencer 2006-02-18 17:55:36 EST
I'm willing to reconsider my decision to remove static libs--I removed them
because it's the prevailing opinion of Fedora Extras developers that they should
be removed. However, could you provide some more detail on exactly why static
libraries are necessary for this and why dynamic libraries won't work?
Comment 2 Stuart Anderson 2006-02-19 23:52:24 EST
Condor is a job scheduler for large collections of computers that aggregates
them into a large computation pool (http://www.cs.wisc.edu/condor).
For Condor to checkpoint long running jobs so they can be resumed again
at a later time and/or on a different computer it must follow the following
rules listed for Standard Universe jobs,

One of these restrictions for Linux is that the executable be statically linked.

Comment 3 Quentin Spencer 2006-02-24 02:02:58 EST
After starting an extensive discussion on the fedora-extras mailing list, I have
decided for the time being to put the static libs back the way they were,
particularly since they were for a current Fedora Core release. Some have
proposed the creation of -static packages for static libs. This approach has
some merits, but at this time there appears to be only one such package in
Fedora Core or Extras. I may consider doing that later, but I would like a more
established standard before doing so.

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