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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:
> Severity: normal
>   Hi,
>   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
> http://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseGoals/LAFileRemoval
>   I think that policy must be adapted to reflect the current position of Debian
> on this subject.

I agree. The current situation is confusing.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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