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Re: Confused by .la file removal vs static linking support

Neil Williams wrote:
> But does any package in Debian actually do the static linking?

A few udebs use static linking to avoid the need for separate udebs for 
certain libraries. It also helps to reduce memory usage as only needed 
symbols are linked in.

It's only used in a few specific cases; the normal practice is to provide a 
library from a udeb.


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