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From: "Wulf C. Krueger" <philantrop@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: flameeyes@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Removing .la files...
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 18:51:58
Message-Id: 200804192050.26338.philantrop@gentoo.org
Hello!

I think flameeyes should have sent this himself in the first place, but 
since he's clearly not going to do that and prefers to just force it on 
our users I'm mailing this...

flameeyes talked about .la files in his blog recently:

http://blog.flameeyes.eu/articles/2008/04/14/what-about-those-la-files

Now he decided that simply removing them for several packages, resulting 
in http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=218286 and its dupes.

This is annoying for quite a few users as they will have to rebuild lots 
of stuff for KDE, Gnome and other packages and I'm not sure if this is 
really the way we want to fix --as-needed failures.

Furthermore, such things should not be decided and pushed through 
unilaterally but be agreed upon here prior to doing this change. 

Especially since even though removing .la files might make sense (with 
exceptions, of course) we should think about either doing it 
distribution-wide or not at all.

-- 
Best regards, Wulf

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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Removing .la files... Alistair Bush <ali_bush@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Removing .la files... Luca Barbato <lu_zero@g.o>
[gentoo-dev] Re: Removing .la files... flameeyes@gmail.com (Diego 'Flameeyes' =?utf-8?Q?Petten=C3=B2?=)
Re: [gentoo-dev] Removing .la files... Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Removing .la files... Gilles Dartiguelongue <eva@g.o>