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Re: Dia does not work without .la files - BZ 475992



Manuel Wolfshant píše v So 03. 01. 2009 v 16:39 +0200:
> Huzaifa Sidhpurwala wrote:
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> > Some time ago there was a long thread regarding libtool files which
> > started with why dia has .la files.
> >
> > I was unable to respond to that thread since i was travelling at that
> > time. In the mean time it seems that someone removed the .la files from
> > dia according to the fedora packaging policy.
> >
> > However now dia crashes with an error message, i have done some
> > preliminary investigation ( Ref BZ 475992  ) and it seems that the
> > source is looking at the la files to determine the libs.
> >
> > I am going to talk to upstream to see if this behaviour can be changed.
> > However my question is in case they dis-agree what are the options do we
> > have?
> >
> > Do we bring the .la files back so that dia works ?
> tough choice... what should we select, a working application with .la 
> files included, or a nicely-packaged-but-crashing  app ?
> 

IMHO a working application is always preferred :-) But the plugin
loading mechanism can be checked why it requires the *.la files.


		Dan



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