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Bug#93975: Make shared libs non-mandatory.

Package: debian-policy
Severity: wishlist


I have prepared a package of libdv, a library to de- and encode digital
video data, and noted that it violates current policy: The x86 version
of the library contains optimized assembler routines that are not
relocatable. Therefore, the lib on x86 won't build as a shared library,
which is in conflict with the first paragraph of debian-policy sect. 11.2,
mandating also shared versions of each lib. I have contacted upstream
about this, and they prefer to keep libdv static-only for performance
reasons. When I brought up this issue on debian-devel, it was suggested
I build a libdv-dev package only across all archs and request a policy
change allowing static-only uploads as well in special cases.



-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux antares 2.4.3 #1 SMP Fri Mar 30 11:02:46 CEST 2001 i686

Versions of packages debian-policy depends on:
ii  fileutils                     4.0.43-1   GNU file management utilities.    

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