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Re: Dia has .la files



On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 1:55 PM, Colin Walters <walters verbum org> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 3:46 PM, Debarshi Ray <debarshi ray gmail com> wrote:
>> I noticed that the dia package has %{_libdir}/%{name}/*.la files. Any
>> particular reason for them to be there? Doesn't guidelines ask us to
>> remove them?
>
> Yes, please remove them.  We should not encourage the libtool agenda
> to redefine how shared libraries work on our platform.

I've got quite a collection of .la files under /usr/lib64 on my Fedora
9 x86_64 machine.  All of the following packages contain at least one
.la file:

alsa-lib
apr-devel
apr-util-devel
arts
banshee
bluez-utils
brasero
db4-devel
db4-java
db4-tcl
directfb
gamin-python
gdesklets
ghostscript-devel
gnome-bluetooth-libs
GraphicsMagick
gtkglextmm-devel
gutenprint
hplip
ImageMagick
imlib2
imlib2-devel
libesmtp
libieee1284-devel
libstatgrab-devel
libtool-ltdl-devel
libxml2-python
nfs-utils-lib
opensp-devel
pinball
planner
subversion-devel
subversion-javahl

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Jerry James
http://loganjerry.googlepages.com/


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