Jakub Jelinek wrote:
Removing libc.a would be most effective, but I'm afraid we still
a handful of statically linked binaries for boot time initialization and
system recovery utilities.
So, I think it would be best if we could analyze what in FC7/FE7
is linked statically,
Just FYI, what was linked statically in FC5 (as an example ;) ):
I am sure that at least "libc.a/libm.a" must be saved. Certainly as a
separate package (say "glibc-static"), not installed by default.
If some (advanced) user want to link something statically for some
reason, let's give him a chance to do this easier. "Easier" means that
he does not need to re-compile all the stuff he need. Just some
libraries, but not the whole libc.
And if I teach programming, I want to show students that their "Hello,
World!" program can be linked statically, and what it differs to dynamic
linkage. For this, I want the libc.a to be present... ;)