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

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Mon Apr 9 00:56:53 UTC 2007

Jeremy Hinegardner wrote:

> 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.
> [1] - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=225253
> [2] - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=225254

There are always exceptions, though I'll take a closer look myself
tomorrow.  I would venture that apr/apr-util is fixable, whether that
means moving the .la files to -static or omitting altogether.

-- Rex

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