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Re: Dia has .la files



Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Sat, 01 Nov 2008 08:33:31 -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> 
>> Also, as Patrice erroneously points out, some packages will break
>> without the *.la files.  I have yet to see a package where that's
>> actually a "needs" case.  However, I have seen places where the upstream
>> code looks for the *.la file when libltdl (the libtool library) is
>> willing to look for either the *.so or the *.la.
> 
> There are old libltdl libs that don't work if the libtool archives
> are missing. The packagers of such apps should know about that.
> 
It's been a while since I looked at this but isn't libltdl a shared
library?  So in Fedora we should be running against the newer version of
libltdl that does work with missing libtool archives?

> The other case where removing libtool archives causes breakage is
> if there are inter-library dependencies in the .la files. Then you
> need to remove all .la files.
> 
True.  That doesn't conflict with removing .la files everywhere, though.

-Toshio

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