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

#include <hallo.h>
Chris Cheney wrote on Wed Jul 10, 2002 um 08:42:56AM:

> 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.

libarts does not depend on libltdl. And only few packages do.

> The .la files _are_ needed by libarts and several other kde packages.

Examples please! I see only speculations about a hypothetical package
that _may_ need .la files.

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