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Re: Question regarding policy (11.2)

"Jamin W. Collins" <jcollins@asgardsrealm.net> writes:

> On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 02:49:33PM -0800, Brian Nelson wrote:
>> Note that, looking at the aspell package, I don't think it has
>> included the static library in years, if ever, but no bug report has
>> ever been filed.  Likewise, I would expect that there is little or no
>> demand for static libraries for many packages in Debian.
>> It would make more sense to me to only include static libraries for
>> the important, more commonly-used libraries.
> Elimination of static libraries would reduce overall options.

Err, my point was that it's an option with no demand for some (most?)

> Why not move the static libraries to their own package, as someone
> else previously suggested?  This would still allow those that want
> them to have them and those that don't to avoid them.

It would bloat the Packages files with a few thousand (basically
worthless) extra packages, as James pointed out.

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