Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 171410
xmlsec1: omit /usr/lib/lib*.la, /usr/lib/lib*.a
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:15 EST
Avoid libtool madness and omit libtool archives (/usr/lib/lib*.la) and static
See bug #154142 as an example of the problems that can be avoided.
for .la, yes for .a no, I don't see the madness
If you remove the .la files, in general, it makes static libs (sometimes *very*)
difficult to use(*), that's all. That's why I usually recommend to packagers
that if they insist on keeping .la files, they package them separately along
with the static libs.
(*) In this case, the .la libxmlsec1.la contains the dependant library
information, which is (usually) superluous in the shared library case, but
almost always required when linking statically.
Is this a duplicate of bug #154142?
Basically, yeah. Fullfilling this enhancement request will effectively fix bug
Okay the extra .la should have been removed some time ago, but I forgot.
It should be fixed in rawhide, with the upcoming 1.2.9-7,