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bug#25142: openssl lacks lib/libssl.a

From: ng0
Subject: bug#25142: openssl lacks lib/libssl.a
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:49:29 +0000

Marius Bakke <address@hidden> writes:

> ng0 <address@hidden> writes:
>> Marius Bakke <address@hidden> writes:
>>> ng0 <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> In commit 0c69a17efdba0c7c3da0f25800a3c3233200e47b I found out
>>>> that our openssl lacks lib/libssl.a ... this should be fixed
>>>> somehow with the next update of the openssl package.
>>> Did you try the "static" output of OpenSSL?
>> No, I did not know it existed. If this would be in out:static,
>> why is this file in libressl normal output?
> I think the main reason static libraries are often in separate outputs
> is because of bandwidth concerns, since they are often much larger than
> their dynamic counterparts (.so). And the closure size can be smaller,
> since they don't contain external references.
> LibreSSL probably haven't seen enough use for it to be a concern. Feel
> free to submit a patch! :-)

Oh, so this is a bug and not intentional. Okay, I'll submit a
patch this month.
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