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Bug#100346: PROPOSAL] Do not mandate existence of shared libraries

Florian Weimer <Florian.Weimer@rus.uni-stuttgart.de> wrote:
> Package: debian-policy
> Version:
> Severity: wishlist

> In section 11.2, it is mandated that every library provides a static
> and a shared version.  I don't think this is appropriate, as there 
> are programming languages whose shared library support is still
> evolving.

> The whole discussion in this section seems to be quite C-centric.

I would object against any weakening of the policy which allows packages
to provide .a's without corresponding packages with .so's.

If the libraries that you're referring to aren't .a's then this section
doesn't even apply.
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