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Re: conflicting bug reports

* Steve Langasek (vorlon@debian.org) wrote:
> However, a recent discussion with the libtool maintainer revealed that a
> subtle bug with libtool requires that any .la file used for building
> other libraries have all of its .la dependencies also installed on the
> system.  This means that any -dev packages that contain .la files
> should, for the time being, continue to depend on the -dev packages of
> libraries they depend on. :/

Wouldn't it make more sense to drop the entirely unnecessary .la files
and the dependency from the -dev package?


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