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Re: Library packages with only static archives

Drew Hess <drew.hess@gmail.com> writes:

> There aren't any Debian policy violations that I'm aware of... but I
> would like to use libiberty in my own shared library, and I can't on
> debian-amd64.
> I have followed up on a binutils bug that was submitted 2 years ago
> re: lack of shared libiberty on other archs, but I'm hoping that
> raising this issue on debian-amd64 will expedite a fix.
> d

What you can do meanwhile is to force users of your lib to link in
libiberty.a on their own. If you have a *.la file you can add the lib
there. It is not policy in debian to do so but the mechanism is there.


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