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Bug#93975: Make shared libs non-mandatory.

On Sat, Apr 14, 2001 at 07:49:32PM +0200, Daniel Kobras wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 14, 2001 at 10:28:57AM -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> > I maintain libnet this way, it only ships as a static lib.  So I have a
> > libnet0-dev package.  Someday I hope to have a shared version.  My libmad
> > package used to only be static, but now I have both.
> > 
> > Not really sure we need policy to approve this. 
> Maybe I'm overly cautious here, but the sentence in question reads
> 'All libraries must have a shared version in the lib package and a static 
>  version in the lib-dev package.' (sect. 11.2).
> In my view this mandates a shared and a static lib of each packages. I may
> be meant to only say which variant has to go where, but then it appears badly
> worded to me. Anyway, if this is not the first static-only package in the
> archive, it'll just upload it as-is. Thanks for the info!

I think it is supposed to mean that if a library can be shared, you place
 the shared in libfoo and the static in libfoo-dev. 

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