Ports without matching .a/.dylib files

David Gilman davidgilman1 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 15:55:49 UTC 2018

I recently needed a .a file built for a port and opened a PR for it.
Out of the several ports that I needed .a files from this was the only
one that was missing the .a. I was curious to see how often ports have
a .dylib but not a corresponding .a and vice versa so I made a list of
all the packages who do not have matching files. I am sure there are
many situations in this list where it is not practical or possible to
have both but there is also probably plenty of opportunity for


Also thanks to Ryan Schmidt for sharing his wisdom on static linking
in the github PR.

David Gilman

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