[Fedora-packaging] exemptions for .la files in some -devel packages ?

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Sun Apr 8 19:37:40 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-04-08 at 12:47 -0600, Jeremy Hinegardner wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm doing a couple of Merge Reviews for apr[1] and apr-util[2] and there
> seems to be an issue over the inclusion of the .la files in the
> apr-devel and apr-util-devel rpms.
> According to the Review Guidelines .la files are NOT allowed, but I have
> been informed via the bugzilla tickets that the .la files in these
> packages are required and cannot be removed.

If the .la files are absolutely necessary, then they can be left in
(with a comment describing why).

All effort should be made to eliminate them. I know that some of the KDE
packages managed to eliminate the need for .la files, perhaps that work
would apply to apr-* as well?


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