Bug 172628 - Remove .la file from freetype-devel
Remove .la file from freetype-devel
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: freetype (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Carl Worth
Brock Organ
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Blocks: FC6Target
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Reported: 2005-11-07 15:47 EST by Kjartan Maraas
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-18 12:28:32 EDT
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Description Kjartan Maraas 2005-11-07 15:47:11 EST
Description of problem:

.la files aren't strictly needed on Linux and causes a lot of problems when
compiling since they hardcode absolute paths to dependent libraries.

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Comment 1 Jesse Keating 2006-08-17 18:19:01 EDT
Built into rawhide w/out .a and .la files.
Comment 2 Dawid Gajownik 2006-08-18 10:02:18 EDT
You should pass "--disable-static" option to configure script instead of
removing *.a files. This will speed up building process.
Comment 3 Jesse Keating 2006-08-18 12:28:32 EDT
That doesn't always work, but I'll toss it into CVS anyway.
Comment 4 Takanori MATSUURA 2007-06-19 22:53:34 EDT
Sorry for the comment to already-closed bug.

The reporter requests to remove "only" .la file and not want to remove .a file.

Static library is sometimes required for building binary files which is compiled
with all libraries being linked statically.

So we should run configure script without "--disable-static" and remove .la file

BTW, I think that .la file is created properly now.  But I agree with the
comment #1.
Comment 5 Dawid Gajownik 2007-06-20 11:29:10 EDT
(In reply to comment #4)
> So we should run configure script without "--disable-static" and remove .la file
> manually.

No, we should not. Current behavior is correct with packaging guidelines →
Comment 6 Takanori MATSUURA 2007-06-20 20:44:35 EDT
(In reply to comment #5)
OK. I confirmed.

Sorry for SPAM.

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