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Bug#511650: libxdmcp-dev is missing libXdmcp.la on amd64

On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 07:55:52 +0100
Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org> wrote:

> I'll need more details on this, because the .la file is 1) not
> supposed to be included in the package, and 2) not needed anyway.
> So, what exactly are you trying to do, and how is it failing?
I was attempting to install a newer version of X.org suite (read: a
much more up-to-date version from git trees) on the side of the old one
into /usr/local. While installing libXv, I ran into linker errors when
trying to link against libXdcmp and it complained about the lack of
libXdcmp.la. I suspect you could work around the problem by telling it
not to use libtool and tell it the library paths directly but the
default behaviour for libXv compiling seemed to require the existence
of the file. If the build log is relevant, I can attempt to re-obtain
Seppo Yli-Olli <seppo.yli-olli@iki.fi>
"Understanding is a three-edged sword" - Kosh, Babylon 5

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