Purpose of --static and Requires.private

Niklas Gürtler profclonk at gmx.de
Fri Sep 28 11:54:41 PDT 2012

On 09/28/2012 08:43 PM, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> ]] Niklas Gürtler 
>> Is it strictly needed for some case that helloworld1 doesn't depend on
>> libgmodule-2.0.so.0, or is this a rather cosmetic feature?
> It's for use when statically compiling.  So, rather esoteric.
No i meant "not specifying --static" - what would be the
problem/downside if there were no Requires.private, and pkg-config would
always output everything that's being output when specifying "--static"?

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