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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
Subject: Re: Please don't use IUSE=static-libs unless really necessary
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 13:13:10 -0400
On Wednesday, September 21, 2011 12:36:57 Thomas Kahle wrote:
> On 09:10 Mon 19 Sep 2011, Michał Górny wrote:
> > On Sun, 18 Sep 2011 18:39:32 -0400 Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > > On Sunday, September 18, 2011 18:16:30 Nirbheek Chauhan wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 2:25 AM, Michał Górny wrote:
> > > > > '$(use_enable static-libs static)' themselves. While at it, it
> > > > > may be better to just drop the flag if no other package relies on
> > > > > it and no user has ever requested the static build of that
> > > > > package.
> > > > 
> > > > I don't see any harm with including IUSE="static-libs" for every
> > > > package that has working/usable static libraries[1]. Why wait for
> > > > users to request it on bugzilla when it's a near-zero-cost and
> > > > zero-maintenance to add it to ebuilds?
> > > 
> > > i missed this sentence from Michał's e-mail.  unconditionally not
> > > building static libraries is against policy.  if you install shared
> > > libs that get linked against, then you must provide static libraries
> > > unconditionally as well or support IUSE=static-libs.  maintainers do
> > > not get to choose "no one has asked for it and no one in the tree is
> > > using it thus my ebuild isnt going to".
> > 
> > Where is that policy? AFAIK the policy was to 'follow upstream'
> 
> Really?  For scientific libraries this means 'static only'.

maybe i read too many memes nowadays, but this makes me want to:
	statically link ALL the libraries!
-mike
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