libpcre-devel: no .a files

A.R. Burgers
Mon May 14 18:13:00 GMT 2012

Op 14-5-2012 8:12, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) schreef:

> On 2012-05-12 03:03, A.R. Burgers wrote:
>> this package has the .dll.a files but not the .a files:
>> I checked the libpcre build from source, the .a files are built,
>> but apparently they are not included in the devel package.
> No, they are not built at all:

in the source package from the pcre web site which I used, they are 
built by default, I didn't realize the source packages uses 
--disable-static, thanks for the pointer.

>> I would like to ask the maintainer to include them in a next
>> release.
> You'll have to give me a *really* good reason why you absolutely must
> static libraries.

well, I like to make static builds, so I can distribute just the .exe
and the cygwin1.dll, without having to think about the dll's to include.
I think the choice of linking with either .dll.a or .a is quite elegant,
and works well.

If there would have been a poll on this topic, I would have voted in 
favor of keeping the .a files.


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