[Fedora-packaging] Re: libtool(.la) archive policy proposal

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Sat Oct 14 18:50:13 UTC 2006

Enrico Scholz wrote:
> Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net (Axel Thimm) writes:
>>> then they must be in main packages, not in -devel. This thread shows
>>> why.
>> Makes one wonder how RHL/RHEL/FC worked w/o doing so.
> 'rpm -qf /usr/lib/*.la' tells that there is no rule how FC is packaging
> .la.
> Packaging in main instead of -devel seems to be the preferred method;
> and it seems that this is intentionally:
> | * Wed Mar 05 2003 Than Ngo <than at redhat.com> 1.1-8
> | - move la files in arts package (bug #83607)

No, arts (and kde bits in general) are an exception, don't use them to
draw generalities.  In fact, in general, .la files (associated with
shared libs, no loadable modules), if packaged at all, belong in -devel.

-- Rex

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