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

Florian Weimer <Florian.Weimer@rus.uni-stuttgart.de> wrote:

> This means that the current GCC 2.95.x package is not conforming to
> the policy because it doesn't provide a shared version of libgcc.a,

It's fixed in GCC 3.0.

> and neither is libc6 because some parts of it can only be linked
> statically.

Which ones?

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

> Of course ,these languages use the standard object file formats.  They
> simply do not support shared libraries well (think of the fragile base
> class problem, or the effect of certain forms of name mangeling).

Well, perhaps your time would be better spent in addressing these issues.
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