On Sun, 2007-04-08 at 12:47 -0600, Jeremy Hinegardner wrote:
I'm doing a couple of Merge Reviews for apr and apr-util and there
seems to be an issue over the inclusion of the .la files in the
apr-devel and apr-util-devel rpms.
According to the Review Guidelines .la files are NOT allowed, but I have
been informed via the bugzilla tickets that the .la files in these
packages are required and cannot be removed.
If the .la files are absolutely necessary, then they can be left in
(with a comment describing why).
All effort should be made to eliminate them. I know that some of the KDE
packages managed to eliminate the need for .la files, perhaps that work
would apply to apr-* as well?