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Re: Bug#622931: libav: pkg-config files implies possible static linkage

]] Ben Hutchings 

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| On Mon, 2011-04-18 at 09:05 +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
| > Lack of Requires.private is no indicator of a lack of support for
| > --static. There are many libraries which could link statically but
| > which have no need for any data in Requires.private.
| [...]
| Libs.private = -fstatic-linking-is-not-supported

Yeah, something like that is really what you'd end up with.  People
aren't going to read the docs anyway, but if somebody sends me a patch
for the man page or guide wording, I'll be happy to apply it.  Not sure
I care enough about static linking to write it myself, as I think static
linking is an uninteresting corner case and people should just stop
doing it.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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