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On Sun, 18 Sep 2011 18:39:32 -0400
Mike Frysinger <email@example.com> 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. 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". -mike
Where is that policy? AFAIK the policy was to 'follow upstream' which
usually means 'shared only'. I really don't see a reason to build
static libtorrent as upstream even doesn't support static linking.