Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 556101
xen : does not adhere to Static Library Packaging Guidelines
Last modified: 2010-06-03 05:00:48 EDT
The package is in need of an update because it does not adhere to
the guidelines for packaging static libraries:
The -devel package contains both the shared and the static build of
a library. That makes it possible to link statically with the -devel
package as a build requirement instead of having to build-require a
special-purpose -static subpackage.
Correct would be to either disable/delete the static libraries at
build-time, or to %exclude them in the %files section, or to split off
a -static subpackage (if there is a compelling reason as why the static
libs should be made available).
Please consult the guidelines for the details.
/usr/lib/libblktap.so <=> /usr/lib/libblktap.a
/usr/lib/libflask.so <=> /usr/lib/libflask.a
/usr/lib/libxenctrl.so <=> /usr/lib/libxenctrl.a
/usr/lib/libxenguest.so <=> /usr/lib/libxenguest.a
/usr/lib/libxenstore.so <=> /usr/lib/libxenstore.a
* There is only one package in Fedora, which BuildRequires xen-devel and mentions "-static" in its build log: vhostmd
It links shared in the final compiler call.
* xenwatch : creates a non-verbose build log, but links shared with libxenstore
* xenner : creates a non-verbose build log, but links shared
* libvirt : links shared
Closed by: fedora-report-static-batch.py