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From: "Marty E. Plummer" <hanetzer@×××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] sys-libs/ncurses: erronious deletion of *.dll.a files; possibly other packages affected
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:04:10
Message-Id: 20170921020139.kp4664tanr7cj77d@proprietary-killer.fossland

So, I filed bug #631468 regarding sys-libs/ncurses's ebuild deleting
*.dll.a files unconditionally if USE=static-libs is not set; this is a
problem as mingw-w64 uses these files at link time (-lncurses needs
libncurses.dll.a to link and libncurses6.dll at runtime).

arfrever suggests I send a mail here, as there are other packages which
may be affected by this issue and perhaps a more generalized fix is
required instead of an explicit fix in sys-libs/ncurses and other ebuilds
that may require it.