Bug 170049 - please omit *.la files, static libs (or package them separately)
please omit *.la files, static libs (or package them separately)
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: neon (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
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Reported: 2005-10-06 16:17 EDT by Rex Dieter
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Description Rex Dieter 2005-10-06 16:17:44 EDT
pretty much the same arguments used in bug #170032, bug #170046

Please remove all %{_libdir}/lib*.la files and static libs from the -devel
package.  This will reduce libtool/library bloat.

Further, it will (mostly) solve the problem of needing to add
extreneous Requires: neon-devel to other (-devel) packages built against
neon-devel (to account for the references to /usr/lib/libneon.la in their own
.la files).

(mostly Library) packages with .la files of their own that
BuildRequires: neon-devel
will need to be rebuilt after this modification.  Most notably apr, apr-util.

If you insist in still including the .la files (and static libraries), please
package them separately into something like neon-static, so it would be possible
to omit this extra crud in other
rpms that
BuildRequires: neon-devel
via
BuildConflicts: neon-static
Comment 1 Joe Orton 2005-10-20 04:45:28 EDT
rpm requires the static neon library.  The .la file is part of the interface. 
Adding a new subpackage for the static library just increases bloat not removes it.
Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2005-10-20 07:49:01 EDT
Yeah, if you insist in including the static lib (and not packaging it
separately), then the .la file is required.  In the shared-lib-only case, it's not.

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