Re: Bug#539687: marked as done (libogg-dev: Removal of .la should have been coordinated with other packages)
[Erik de Castro Lopo]
> I'm think I'm coming in rather late on this, but why were these .la
> files removed? I've read through bug#539687 and its still not clear.
I can't speak for Ron, but in general, the reason to remove .la files
is that pkg-config (and the .pc files in /usr/lib/pkgconfig) offers the
same functionality, and more, with considerably less brokenness. We'd
like to encourage upstreams to ship .pc files and use pkg-config in
their configure.ac scripts as the primary means of detecting the
presence of other libraries and how to use them.
Peter Samuelson | org-tld!p12n!peter | http://p12n.org/