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[RFC] disable static libraries?
- From: "Yaakov (Cygwin/X)" <yselkowitz at users dot sourceforge dot net>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 22:30:45 -0500
- Subject: [RFC] disable static libraries?
libtool, while very commonly used, is the only major build system which
creates both shared and static versions of every library by default.
With the notable exceptions of libiconv and gettext, which are used in
winsup/utils, most of the time the only purpose static libraries serve
is to lengthen build times and enlarge -devel packages.
So my question is, do you think about adding --disable-static to the
default configure flags in cygport, or is this better left to individual
maintainers to (be encouraged to?) do this themselves?