Why Is libassuan still a static lib?

Eric Dorland eric at debian.org
Sun Dec 10 01:46:25 CET 2006


I was curious why libassuan is still distributed as only a static lib? I 
can understand that while gnupg 2 was being developed this would have 
made more sense, because things were still in flux, but I would imagine 
that now the API has stabilized. There is at least one other program 
using libassuan (OpenSC) and from a distribution PoV, it would be much 
better to have this as a shared lib (easier security updates, less 
memory consumption).

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