Re: [gentoo-dev] Proliferation of IUSE=static-libs in Gentoo

2018-03-12 Thread James Le Cuirot
On Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:53:34 + Andrey Utkin wrote: > On Thu, Mar 08, 2018 at 05:57:35PM +0100, Jeroen Roovers wrote: > > On Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:40:44 +0100 > > Michał Górny wrote: > > > > > As part of that we also shouldn't deliver static

Re: [gentoo-dev] Proliferation of IUSE=static-libs in Gentoo

2018-03-12 Thread Andrey Utkin
On Thu, Mar 08, 2018 at 05:57:35PM +0100, Jeroen Roovers wrote: > On Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:40:44 +0100 > Michał Górny wrote: > > > As part of that we also shouldn't deliver static libraries > > OK, so you want to absolutely kill dead the only current sane way for > developers

Re: [gentoo-dev] Proliferation of IUSE=static-libs in Gentoo

2018-03-10 Thread Michael Orlitzky
On 03/08/2018 10:40 AM, Michał Górny wrote: > > So, developers, please *stop adding USE=static-libs* to random libraries > that have no reason whatever to be statically linked to. And by that I > mean a good reason, not creeping featurism, not 'user asked for it', not > 'this broken package

Re: [gentoo-dev] Proliferation of IUSE=static-libs in Gentoo

2018-03-08 Thread Francesco Riosa
2018-03-08 16:40 GMT+01:00 Michał Górny : > Hello, developers. > > I would like to bring to your attention an alarming trend in Gentoo > ebuilds -- the proliferation of IUSE=static-libs, that is a flag > allowing our users to build static libraries. > > I should like to remind

Re: [gentoo-dev] Proliferation of IUSE=static-libs in Gentoo

2018-03-08 Thread James Le Cuirot
On Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:40:44 +0100 Michał Górny wrote: > So, developers, please *stop adding USE=static-libs* to random libraries > that have no reason whatever to be statically linked to. Sorry, I like a lot of your ideas but I'm with the others on this one. I have, on the

Re: [gentoo-dev] Proliferation of IUSE=static-libs in Gentoo

2018-03-08 Thread Jeroen Roovers
On Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:40:44 +0100 Michał Górny wrote: > As part of that we also shouldn't deliver static libraries OK, so you want to absolutely kill dead the only current sane way for developers who use Gentoo to ship static binaries to their users' target systems? Drive

Re: [gentoo-dev] Proliferation of IUSE=static-libs in Gentoo

2018-03-08 Thread Rich Freeman
On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 10:40 AM, Michał Górny wrote: > > So, developers, please *stop adding USE=static-libs* to random libraries > that have no reason whatever to be statically linked to. And by that I > mean a good reason, not creeping featurism, not 'user asked for it', not

Re: [gentoo-dev] Proliferation of IUSE=static-libs in Gentoo

2018-03-08 Thread Alec Warner
On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 10:40 AM, Michał Górny wrote: > Hello, developers. > > I would like to bring to your attention an alarming trend in Gentoo > ebuilds -- the proliferation of IUSE=static-libs, that is a flag > allowing our users to build static libraries. > > I should

[gentoo-dev] Proliferation of IUSE=static-libs in Gentoo

2018-03-08 Thread Michał Górny
Hello, developers. I would like to bring to your attention an alarming trend in Gentoo ebuilds -- the proliferation of IUSE=static-libs, that is a flag allowing our users to build static libraries. I should like to remind you that static linking is almost always a bad idea. It has serious