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Bug#619179: apr-util: please wipe out dependency_libs from .la files (Policy 10.2)

Package: apr-util
Version: 1.3.9+dfsg-5
Severity: normal
Tags: patch
User: vorlon@debian.org
Usertags: multiarch

Hi guys,

The attached patch has just been applied to the Ubuntu apr-util package, to
null out the dependency_libs field in the libtool .la files being shipped in
the -dev package.  This is generally a good idea because it avoids causing
consumers of your library to require other .la files listed here to be
available at build time when they're not actually needed (i.e., in the
dynamic linking common case).  It's specifically a good idea right now
because multiarch is imminent, and that means the .la files referenced here
are going to *move* soon, causing build failures for anything using libtool
to build against apr-util.  As long as apr-util is going to need a rebuild
to fix up the invalid .la references, it would be nice to get rid of them

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org
=== modified file 'debian/rules'
--- debian/rules	2011-03-16 15:40:01 +0000
+++ debian/rules	2011-03-21 20:07:15 +0000
@@ -105,6 +105,9 @@
 	dh_installdirs -a
 	$(MAKE) install DESTDIR=$(CURDIR)/debian/tmp
+	for file in debian/tmp/usr/lib/*.la); do \
+		sed -i "/dependency_libs/ s/'.*'/''/" $$file ; \
+	done
 binary-indep: build install

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