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Re: No static libmpg123.a


On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 10:08 AM, Urs Thuermann <urs@isnogud.escape.de> wrote:
> Why has the static library been dropped?

I do not intend to provide static libraries anymore, here are a couple reasons:

 1. security: when a newer version of a library is released since the
last time binary packages were statically linked against it, they all
would need to be rebuilt from source. So, for instance, fixing bugs
affecting one library would take much more resources than rebuilding
just the library itself.

 2. reducing packages size.

You could rebuild the package on your own though, just do the following:



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