Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 596377
Missing -static subpackage
Last modified: 2014-01-12 19:11:49 EST
Description of problem:
Yaboot needs static library of ext2fs
Once you add it I will change the BuildRequires in yaboot from e2fsprogs-devel to e2fsprogs-static
*** Bug 596926 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Sorry about that, in bug 545144, Michael looked but thought that no Fedora packages required static libs, so I removed them.
I'll look into making a -static package for yaboot.
> Eric Sandeen wrote:
> out of curiosity, which utilities do you have which require static e2fsprogs
> libs on fedora?
My package testdisk is using the shared libs. But on my website I also provides static binaries of TestDisk & PhotoRec for Linux users using non-Fedora distributions. Without this package, it can't create static version
anymore. The library is used by TestDisk to list the content of recovered ext2/ext3/ext4 partition or by PhotoRec to carve files from the free/unallocated space of the filesystem.
Ok thanks, just curious. I'll try to get this taken care of soon.
Requested FESCO approval for the -static package:
Ok, an e2fsprogs-static subpackage should appear shortly in rawhide & koji.
Is this needed for F13?
Life would be easier if an e2fsprogs-static subpackage was available for F13. Otherwise I will install the rawhide package and be carefull during futur update...
Thank you. Yaboot build is now ok.
I'm not going to (re)build yaboot on f-13.