On 14/08/2019 07:49, Igor Gnatenko wrote:
> Hello,
> I found out that nothing in Fedora depends on lz4-static (neither
> runtime nor buildtime). Is anybody using it or I'm free to drop it?
> Any thoughts?

Ehm ... This is a _static_ library.  Which means you can build against it,
uninstall the lz4-static RPM and the built application still runs.

What I'm trying to say that, even though no Fedora packages does not have a
build dependency on this package, there might be other users of this library
which does static builds of some binaries.

That said, static builds have their own challenges (mostly security related) -
but also use some real cases (like running code during early boot phase before
file systems with shared libraries are available).

So there been performed a good enough check that "nothing in Fedora depends on

Also consider that this is the static library is built by default, it is a
tiny library which is really fast to build and the built binaries are less
than a few megabytes all together.

As I can see it, there is little benefit of removing lz4-static.  But I might
overlook something.

kind regards,

David Sommerseth
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