Bug 466814 - Include static library?
Include static library?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Balint Cristian
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Reported: 2008-10-13 15:22 EDT by Matt Fago
Modified: 2008-10-24 19:51 EDT (History)
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Description Matt Fago 2008-10-13 15:22:01 EDT
This is an enhancement request:

It would be really great if you could include a static library of gdal. Perhaps as part of the gdal-devel.i386 and gdal-devel.x86_64 packages.

Note this would necessitate static libraries of all of the dependencies as well...

Comment 1 Patrice Dumas 2008-10-13 16:38:30 EDT
Static libs go into -static package, like gdal-static. 
The dependencies are independent packages, so you'll have to convince
maintainers for all dependencies, and gdal has a lot of them.
It is possible to ship gdal-static, though, and you can link against a 
static gdal while other libs are not static.

Why do you want static libraries?
Comment 2 Matt Fago 2008-10-13 22:02:13 EDT
I work on several codes that link against gdal. It is very difficult to make sure to satisfy all of the required dependencies (as you say, there are very many) when I am not able for other reasons to use a sane installation method (rpm, etc). I would appreciate a static gdal, but it seems that it might be best for me to just compile gdal myself as a static lib.

Comment 3 Balint Cristian 2008-10-21 06:18:41 EDT
Ok. Lets do it, i'll take the task.

A -static could be usefull for some people, myself hitted the issue.

i will propose here a package, lets see/test how it works and fit to fedora
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2008-10-24 08:46:15 EDT
gdal-1.5.3-1.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2008-10-24 19:51:17 EDT
gdal-1.5.3-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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