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Re: possible start of mass bug reports (was: libtool cruft in .la files in /usr/lib)

On Wed, Jul 10, 2002 at 09:40:59AM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> #include <hallo.h>
> enrico@debian.org wrote on Mon Jul 01, 2002 um 06:07:58PM:
> > If you try to do a "grep debian /usr/lib/*.la", you'll find that some
> > libraries point to the directory they were installed to by the make
> > install command in debian/rules.  Some of such libs are libkaffevm.la,
> > liblber.la libldap.la, libldap_r.la, libmng.la, libpaper.la and others.
> > 
> > Two questions:
> >  1) Should this thing be reported as a bug?
> Imho yes. Independent of your mail, I just filed a bug against libarts,
> since having .la files in the library runtime packages makes different
> versions not installable at the same time. See #152485, see below.

Perhaps you should read policy.

  Packages that use `libtool' to create shared libraries should include
  the `.la' files in the `-dev' package, unless the package relies on
  `libtool''s `libltdl' library, in which case the `.la' files must go
  in the run-time library package.

The .la files _are_ needed by libarts and several other kde packages.
Some of the other packages you listed in the other email might not
actually need the .la files in runtime though.


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