Bug#537769: Check that .la files are in -dev and not binary package
Jeffrey Ratcliffe wrote:
> Lintian could check that .la files are in the -dev, package and not
> incorrectly in the binary package.
Only if there source package builds a -dev, but even in that case it might
But even then, this check is more complex than it may sound at first,
since .la files are in binary packages while only the source package's
debian/control file knows what binary packages are built.
Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer
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