Re: conditional dependency?
On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 09:53:37PM +0100, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 23:48:21 +0300, Nikita V. Youshchenko wrote:
> > Although not very probably, until now Debian used to support static linking
> > (libdev packages provide .a files, and depend on libdev packages that
> > provide dependent .a files).
> That's not true, afaik. If you're linking statically, you have to
> figure out dependencies on your own.
Conventionally, library -dev packages do depend on other -dev packages that
they require for static linking; and certainly, tools like pkg-config and
libtool (and other home-grown foo-config scripts) tend to encourage this
behavior. Nowadays, with a proper .pc file I would argue that this could be
reduced to a Recommends.
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