libxml2-devel-2.6.20-1: missing static archive

Gerrit P. Haase
Wed Jul 13 23:37:00 GMT 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?

The reason is: I use the flag ' --disable-static'.  It lasts
half the time to compile only the DLL.

> I would like to suggest to add a static archive to allow
> building statically linked binaries and for consistency
> with other devel packages.

There are cygwin itself, most X libraries, apr / apr-util, aspell,
atk, audiofile, glib, gtk, gettext, gmp, gnome, guile, pango and
probably some more which don't include static archives.

Do you really need the static archive?


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