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From: Luca Barbato <lu_zero@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Removing .la files...
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 19:51:32
Message-Id: 480A4D24.80205@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Removing .la files... by "Wulf C. Krueger"
Wulf C. Krueger wrote:
> 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.
That or just remove the other .la.
> Furthermore, such things should not be decided and pushed through > unilaterally but be agreed upon here prior to doing this change.
Agreed, even if it is relatively low profile IMHO.
> 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.
I'll put as item for the council meeting if we don't reach consensus before. In the other news I advise to start asking library upstreams to provide pkgconfig files (and/or push patches providing that). lu -- Luca Barbato Gentoo Council Member Gentoo/linux Gentoo/PPC http://dev.gentoo.org/~lu_zero -- gentoo-dev@l.g.o mailing list