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On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 16:03, Michał Górny wrote:
> Well, the other thing is IUSE=static-libs. I don't like it either but
> this is probably a bigger case than the other.
> The main resolution as I see it, is to simply drop IUSE=static-libs
> from a lot of ebuilds where static libs aren't actually required by
> anything or anyone.
no ... the current policy (and i see no reason to change it) is:
- always build shared and static libs
- always build shared libs and control static libs via USE=static-libs
so if the library can be statically linked against, the ebuild needs
to support it. a valid test is not "does any other package in the
tree want to link against this", nor is "i dont want static libs, and
i cant find anyone who does". most people dont want to do static
linking most of the time, but that number is not 0.