Bug#581352: debian-policy: libtool la files are still encouraged in the policy (contrary to the release goal)
On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 01:22:51PM +0200, Vincent Danjean wrote:
> Package: debian-policy
> Version: 188.8.131.52
> Severity: normal
> At this end of "10.2 Libraries", there are several lines about including la
> files in binary packages, in particular:
> Packages that use libtool to create shared libraries should include the .la
> files in the -dev package
> This is in contradiction to the current release goal
> I think that policy must be adapted to reflect the current position of Debian
> on this subject.
I agree. The current situation is confusing.
Imagine a large red swirl here.