Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 172628
Remove .la file from freetype-devel
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:16 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Built into rawhide w/out .a and .la files.
You should pass "--disable-static" option to configure script instead of
removing *.a files. This will speed up building process.
That doesn't always work, but I'll toss it into CVS anyway.
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
(In reply to comment #4)
> So we should run configure script without "--disable-static" and remove .la file
No, we should not. Current behavior is correct with packaging guidelines →
(In reply to comment #5)
OK. I confirmed.
Sorry for SPAM.