libxml2-devel-2.6.20-1: missing static archive

Igor Pechtchanski
Wed Jul 13 18:26:00 GMT 2005

On Wed, 13 Jul 2005, Teun Burgers wrote:

> To the libxml2 maintainer:
> See also
> The libxml2-devel packages contains an import library (libxml2.dll.a),
> but no static archive (libxml2.a). Most other packages do, e.g.
> libpng12-devel. What is the reason for this?
> I would like to suggest to add a static archive to allow
> building statically linked binaries and for consistency
> with other devel packages.

Shouldn't gcc automatically pick up the .dll.a file?  Not having a .a
simply means you can't have an executable that's statically linked with
the library.
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