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Bug 725538 - =sys-fs/xfsprogs-5.6.0 misses USE=static-libs and installs '.a' files
Summary: =sys-fs/xfsprogs-5.6.0 misses USE=static-libs and installs '.a' files
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
: 725570 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: static-libs
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Reported: 2020-05-26 20:22 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2020-05-28 14:36 UTC (History)
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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-05-26 20:22:32 UTC
This is an auto-filed bug because sys-fs/xfsprogs misses USE=static-libs and installs '.a' files.
The issue was originally discovered on amd64, but it may be reproducible on other arches as well.
The issue was discovered on the version reported in the summary but it may be reproducible on other versions as well. The best solution is avoid to build the '.a' files by touching the configure. In case the buildsystem makes your life hard, a good compromise would be just remove the files.

NOTE: If you want to change the summary, to avoid auto-filed duplicates, please at least keep the word 'static-libs'
Comment 1 Thomas Deutschmann gentoo-dev Security 2020-05-26 23:00:15 UTC
USE=static-libs was intentionally dropped, see

We decided to keep the created .a file because it's pointless to throw it away after spending some amount of time/CPU cycles to build it now that we can no longer avoid it.
Comment 2 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2020-05-27 06:43:07 UTC
*** Bug 725570 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Mike Gilbert gentoo-dev 2020-05-28 14:36:08 UTC
I'm re-opening this because a QA policy on this has been documented (somewhat recently I assume).