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

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Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-01-03 at 16:07 +0100, Dan Horák wrote:
>> 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.
> There is no deep reason why dias plugin support looks for .la files. It
> would be a 3 line patch to make it look for .so instead.
I saw your comment on the bugzilla, I am going to apply that patch and
see if that works, Thanks a lot.

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Huzaifa Sidhpurwala, RHCE, CCNA (IRC: huzaifas)

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