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Matthias Clasen wrote:
On Sat, 2009-01-03 at 16:07 +0100, Dan Horák wrote:
> Manuel Wolfshant píše v So 03. 01. 2009 v 16:39 +0200:
>> Huzaifa Sidhpurwala wrote:
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>>> Some time ago there was a long thread regarding libtool files which
>>> started with why dia has .la files.
>>> I was unable to respond to that thread since i was travelling at that
>>> time. In the mean time it seems that someone removed the .la files from
>>> dia according to the fedora packaging policy.
>>> However now dia crashes with an error message, i have done some
>>> preliminary investigation ( Ref BZ 475992 ) and it seems that the
>>> source is looking at the la files to determine the libs.
>>> I am going to talk to upstream to see if this behaviour can be changed.
>>> However my question is in case they dis-agree what are the options do we
>>> Do we bring the .la files back so that dia works ?
>> tough choice... what should we select, a working application with .la
>> files included, or a nicely-packaged-but-crashing app ?
> IMHO a working application is always preferred :-) But the plugin
> loading mechanism can be checked why it requires the *.la files.
There is no deep reason why dias plugin support looks for .la files. It
would be a 3 line patch to make it look for .so instead.
I saw your comment on the bugzilla, I am going to apply that patch and
see if that works, Thanks a lot.
Huzaifa Sidhpurwala, RHCE, CCNA (IRC: huzaifas)
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