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Bug 698548 - x11-libs/pixman does not install /usr/lib64/libpixman-1.a
Summary: x11-libs/pixman does not install /usr/lib64/libpixman-1.a
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo X packagers
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-10-25 20:40 UTC by Nathan Shearer
Modified: 2020-04-19 22:12 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Nathan Shearer 2019-10-25 20:40:21 UTC
While attempting to build qemu with USE=static a linking error occurred because I was missing the /usr/lib64/libpixman-1.a file.

The x11-libs/pixman ebuild does not have a static-libs or static use flag.

I downloaded the source for the current stable version of pixman in portage: x11-libs/pixman-0.38.4 from and

The default for pixman is to compile both dynamic and static libraries, but portage is not installing the static libraries and offers no way to indicate that I do in fact need them compiled and installed for qemu to work with USE=static
Comment 1 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-04-19 22:12:55 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 84821ebd339ba2cb4998924e31196466c6a18880
Author:     James Le Cuirot <>
AuthorDate: 2019-09-14 13:27:59 +0000
Commit:     Matt Turner <>
CommitDate: 2020-04-19 22:07:58 +0000

    x11-libs/pixman: Reintroduce static-libs USE flag
    A couple of packages actually depend on this, even though it looks
    static libs have not been installed since the transition to Meson. The
    tree hasn't broken because they use [static-libs(+)].
    Signed-off-by: James Le Cuirot <>
    Signed-off-by: Matt Turner <>

 x11-libs/pixman/pixman-9999.ebuild | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)