[MacPorts] #65788: poppler: port does not create static libs

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Wed Sep 7 10:56:34 UTC 2022

#65788: poppler: port does not create static libs
  Reporter:  potterpg  |      Owner:  mascguy
      Type:  defect    |     Status:  assigned
  Priority:  Normal    |  Milestone:
 Component:  ports     |    Version:  2.7.2
Resolution:            |   Keywords:
      Port:  poppler   |

Comment (by potterpg):

 Can you elaborate on your use-case? And do you absolutely need a static

 Hi, yes, I have a solution within which I use a number of utility
 libraries to do certain tasks...
 Some simple like file zipping, some for modifying PDFs, and others for
 modifying images.

 In the dev environment that I use for that, I need to create a
 specifically formatted object to do those tasks, and it is far easier to
 create a single object with all requirements within it, not needing any
 external dylibs, or DLLs on windows.

 This way if I make a change, I can download the single file, for the
 specific platform, and know that it will work without fail.

 Previously I did this on an intel Mac after creating the static lib for
 I don't recall if I used this amazing macports for that, or did it the
 hard way, and compiled it myself.

 So, for me, the answer is yes, I really need static libs...
 If some kind person can make the macports version work, that will be

 Otherwise I will have to try plan B, and just try to compile it myself
 from source code.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/65788#comment:4>
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