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FS#27775 - [libpcap] static library is missing

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by s (savy) - Friday, 30 December 2011, 20:27 GMT
Last edited by Allan McRae (Allan) - Thursday, 07 November 2013, 13:17 GMT
Task Type Support Request
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Thomas Bächler (brain0)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


It miss the static library in last libpcap release :

> pacman -Ql libpcap | grep .a$
> pacman -Ql libnet | grep .a$
libnet /usr/lib/libnet.a
> pacman -Ss libpcap
core/libpcap 1.1.1-4 [installé]
A system-independent interface for user-level packet capture
This task depends upon

Closed by  Allan McRae (Allan)
Thursday, 07 November 2013, 13:17 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Comment by Allan McRae (Allan) - Saturday, 28 April 2012, 13:47 GMT Comment by s (savy) - Monday, 30 April 2012, 08:20 GMT
it's just because for some program, some users prefer be independant from rtld for security reason.
And usually for other libs on arch the static lib is packaged in too ( libnet libssl libcrypto glibc etc..)
Comment by Jelle van der Waa (jelly) - Thursday, 07 November 2013, 13:09 GMT
Since all static libs are now removed from libs that don't need them. Is this still a bug?