[mono-packagers] libmono-2.0.a missing from all CentOS packages?

Fritz Elfert fritz at fritz-elfert.de
Fri Feb 19 23:02:49 UTC 2016

Most likely because CentOS and Fedora packaging guidelines strongly
discourage static libs.

In this case however that decision is dead wrong, because mkbundle
*requires* the static libs. Therefore, in *my* packages (see
https://build.opensuse.org/package/show/home:ods/mono-core sorry, still
a bit older), I hav added a sub-package called libmono-2_0-static which
contains these). This complies to these guidelines.

Oh and BTW:
My packages also provide *bot* 32bit and 64bit libs for true multilib

Probably somebody can adapt the upstream spec files...


On 19.02.2016 21:54, Eugene Kobrinsky wrote:
> I asked this on the mono-list without much success but maybe packagers list might be more appropriate:
> The static mono library (libmono-2.0.a) doesn't appear in any package on the official mono CentOS (download.mono-project.com/repo/centos). This prevents us from using "mkbundle -static ..." in our CentOS environments. 
> Timotheus from the mono-list@ pointed out that the source for the rpm file specifically removes the static libraries: 
> --- source of the rpm file: https://github.com/mono/linux-packaging-mono/blob/centos/mono-core.spec#L189
> # remove .a files for libraries that are really only for us rm -f %{buildroot}%{_libdir}/libMonoPosixHelper.a
> rm -f %{buildroot}%{_libdir}/libikvm-native.a
> rm -f %{buildroot}%{_libdir}/libmono-llvm.a
> rm -f %{buildroot}%{_libdir}/libmono-2.0.a
> rm -f %{buildroot}%{_libdir}/libmonoboehm-2.0.a
> rm -f %{buildroot}%{_libdir}/libmonosgen-2.0.a
> --
> Just trying to figure out if this is a possible oversight of use cases or there is a specific reason behind it.  Why do this for CentOS/Fedora but not for Ubuntu/Debian?
> Thanks,
> Eugene
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