curl-config has an option --static-libs. The 'man' page for curl-config documents it. Unfortunately curl-config doesn't support it:
$ curl-config --static-libs
unknown option: --static-libs
pycurl needs --static-libs for instance in order to be compiled.
so it appears as if an older version of curl-config is being installed along with a newer version of libcurl.
The option --static-libs is being removed by the multilib patch during the build, which I believe is intentionally (I am not the author of the patch). Hence, I would just remove the option from the man page, too. Is such a fix acceptable for you?
No, that won't work for me; pycurl needs --static-libs in its setup.py procedure and my build process execute that setup.py. I'm not the author of pycurl but it's reasonable for the pycurl authors to assume that --static-libs is an existing option as it's documented. (I realize pycurl is in Fedora too, but I am using a portal python build environment)
I don't know what the reason is to remove the --static-libs option, but it seems incompatible to me to be removing documented options. I'd rather have the option always be there and return nothing if invoked, or something like that. But I guess to make the correct decision we'd need to know what the reason is behind this removal.
The option not being in the man page would probably make things even *more* mysterious when things fail, not less.
Reintroducing --static-libs with empty output sounds like a good idea. It was removed in curl-7.18.1-1.fc9:
I will ask Jindra for some details...
Just consulted it with Kamil. Maybe leaving the dummy --static-libs in package config would help here. But it's definitely a good idea to mention it in man page. Enabling static link for real is no-go for libcurl IMO.
Created attachment 520386 [details]
the updated multilib patch
It should address both comment #2 and comment #4 .
(I noticed a typo in my comment; so just for clarity: I meant I'm using a *portable* build environment for Python)
(In reply to comment #1)
> The option --static-libs is being removed by the multilib patch during the
> build, which I believe is intentionally (I am not the author of the patch).
> Hence, I would just remove the option from the man page, too. Is such a fix
> acceptable for you?
Historical note: the --static-libs option was removed from curl-config during the merge review because (a) there were no static libs anyway, and (b) the code implementing the option referenced libdir and hence caused a multilib conflict (Kamil's updated patch does not suffer from this problem).
Fedora's python-pycurl package contains a trivial patch to work around the missing option:
fixed in curl-7.22.0-1.fc17
curl-7.21.3-12.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
curl-7.21.7-5.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
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