Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 197040
qt4: -static package
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:36 EST
Description of problem:
It would be nice to have a qt4-static package, so that you can produce
statically linked apps just by adding the 'static' keyword in the project file.
This would be useful because qt4 is not that widespread today among linux
I have to be honest, this is less than likely. Fedora Packaging standards
strongly discourage packaging/using static libs.
Are Fedora people aware that we develop software not only for Fedora users ? I'm
OK for not using static libs in fedora packages, but providing it for
development would be useful...
Anyway, thanks for your answer and your work on qt4 :)
Static linking just isn't possible, without a reverse of policy in Packaging
Guidelines, and without support for static linking from all dependant
libraries, including (at least): zlib, glib2, dbus, nas, fontconfig, freetype,
libjpeg, libmng, libpng (and X?). Neither of these prereq's are likely to
happen in Fedora soon (if ever).