Created attachment 219309 [details]
The static library is built w/out -fPIC and prevents the update of math/openturns to 1.16rc1. See the error message in https://github.com/openturns/openturns/issues/1652#issue-734688473
Additionally, shared libraries make it easier to track dependencies. For example, USE_XORG were missing and this became apparent only through the shared library.
A commit references this bug:
Date: Tue Nov 3 08:03:20 UTC 2020
New revision: 553954
science/dlib-cpp: Build shared library instead of static one.
Submitted by: yuri