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Re: Development packages.

Stephen Frost <sfrost@snowman.net> writes:

> We shouldn't be recommending providing staticlly linked libs for people
> to use, even in the 'fast moving' case- if it's that fast then it
> probably shouldn't be in Debian and that's just life.
> .la files shouldn't be included in anything, they're just plain broken.

Even with static libraries?  The .la does contain dependency
information.  I know that using pkg-config .pc files can eliminate
this case, but not everything using libtool is using pkg-config yet.

Roger Leigh

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