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Re: neon26 and .la files

On Fri, Nov 24, 2006 at 10:16:49AM +0100, Laszlo Boszormenyi wrote:

>  I ask for a standpoint for #400140 [1] which asks for put back
> library .la files into libneon26{,-gnutls-}-dev . They were removed due
> to #386652 [2], where the Subversion packaging team asked for their
> removal. But #400140 [1] says the upstream Subversion source can not be
> compiled without them.

So smack subversion upstream and tell them not to do stupid things like
referencing .la files directly.  (Also smack neon upstream for having
a --la-file option to neon-config. :)

> So should I let them back to the packages or not? I don't want to ruin
> anything as we are close to Etch. The neon26 packages have big reverse
> dependencies like Subversion and Openoffice.org .

No, if nothing in Debian needs it, please don't re-add .la files. :)

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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