Toshio Kuratomi (a.badger(a)gmail.com) said:
I recalled this set of issues too from my previous time in fesco but
didn't find the meeting logs with the information. I did find this meeting
where fesco voted to disallow static linking to dietlibc but deferred the
question of linking to dietlibc at all.
On that question, I would tend to agree with patrice's email that we've
moved towards certain core systems being too core to let people use an
alternative in Fedora (although alternatives may be provided). Examples are
kernel (no kmods) and C compiler (IIRC, there was discussion about building
with clang that resolved in at least a decision on the list to use gcc).
There is a line somewhere as to what is "core enough" to warrant this
treatment but I think it's reasonable to think that the libc implementation
falls on the same side as the C compiler.
I'd agree here - note that these 4 were also packages maintained by
the former maintainer of dietlibc... it would reasonably be simple just
for the new maintainer to fix that as part of picking them up.