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bug#25142: openssl lacks lib/libssl.a

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#25142: openssl lacks lib/libssl.a
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:09:24 +0100
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ng0 <address@hidden> skribis:

> 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.

The OpenSSL “static” output was added in 8c78aeb7 to save ~6 MiB, which
were unused by the in-tree packages.


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