On Thu, 7 Mar 2013 13:07:26 -0700
Jerry James <james(a)xemacs.org> wrote:
On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 7:44 PM, rh
> You are right about missing static libraries. I don't understand
> what motivates distros to do this?
If you find a critical bug in a library and your distro uses shared
libraries, then you fix the one copy of the library and all
applications that use the library are automatically fixed. If you use
static libraries, then you have to track down every application that
linked with that library and recompile them all. Distros much prefer
the former to the latter, and so try to avoid static libraries when
Yes but building statically should still work. But since they don't
build statically static builds get no coverage and then it doesn't
work when someone wants/needs that.
I should have asked "What motivates them not to test static builds?"
Answer's still the same...unfortunately.
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