"Jamin W. Collins" <email@example.com> 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?) libraries. > 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. -- My secret to happiness... is that I have a heart of a 12-year-old boy. It's over here in a jar. Would you like to see it?
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