[Debichem-devel] Bug#588248: Bug#588248: Provide library for static linkage (libopenbabel.a)
dma_k at mail.ru
Wed Jul 14 07:46:06 UTC 2010
Michael Banck wrote on 14.07.2010 01:21:
> Any particular reason for this? It will likely double the build time,
> but we can do it, of course (we might have shipped static libraries in
> the past, I don't remember).
It will always be a benefit :)
At the moment I am participating in development of the application,
which we would like to stress-test on several platforms (Debian, SuSE,
RedHat). As these platforms do not have shared libraries that we need
(e.g. libpotrace) and OpenBabel/GraphicsMagick have different versions,
it was decided to link statically do exclude the dependency of the 3rd
party libraries on test results. OpenBabel is the only library in the
list, that does not have .a library packaged.
I think, most of debianized libraries (big like libqt, and small like
libpng) have binaries for static linking, which I find a good habit.
With best regards,
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