On Tue, 2006-10-03 at 22:16 -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
On Wed, 2006-10-04 at 06:25 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> Also consider: Any package using libtool by default installs *.la's, any
> package's author (Note: author, not Fedora package maintainer) has the
> liberty of removing them upon installation as part of his package's
> "installation step", if he thinks they are harmful/not useful.
You're wrong. *.la's provides benefit to upstream. It does not always
provide benefits to downstream. Therefore it is downstream which must
make the decision whether to remove the .la files.
If you know of a feature that *.la's provide on Fedora that
* library dependencies.
* rpath (consider parallel installed package, e.g. openmotif in parallel to lesscrap)
* redundancy - Remember: Conflicts between *.la's, *.pc's, ld.so.conf
and rpm deps not always are libtool's fault. Esp. *.pc's are MANUALLY
* Inconsistent flags: Remember *.pc's are manually written. Some people
tend to abuse CFlags in *.pcs.