Bug 174261 - popt must not include .la file or be split in popt and popt-devel
popt must not include .la file or be split in popt and popt-devel
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
Mike McLean
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: 145978 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2005-11-26 15:52 EST by Hans de Goede
Modified: 2011-09-21 13:25 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-12-07 10:30:29 EST
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Description Hans de Goede 2005-11-26 15:52:59 EST

I hit a build problem on x86_64 with some sw I'm trying to package. The real
problem is in the sw but I noticed that the popt.i386 package also installs
libpopt.a libpopt.la and libpopt.so which are ofcourse completly unneeded on a
multilib system where this package is not of the primary lib arch.

Also isn't shipping .la files concidered not done/wanted in Fedora lately?
Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2005-11-26 16:17:52 EST
Further research has learned that the real problem is actually in the popt
package. If libtool sees a .la file in both /usr/lib and /usr/lib64 it does
funny things.

When libtool gets passed -lpopt on a link command it passes /usr/lib/libpopt.so
to gcc which of course is wrong on x86_64, it should be /usr/lib64/libpopt.so,
or preferably just -lpopt

Removing the .la file from /usr/lib fixes things for me. Luckily the buildsystem
doesn't have this kinda troubles, still this needs fixing.

Since a split would only save a few bytes I think that dropping the .la file
will suffice.
Comment 2 Paul Nasrat 2005-11-28 09:20:05 EST
Changed spec file to %exclude, will be pulled in when the next build of RPM for
rawhide is done.
Comment 3 Radek Vokal 2005-12-07 08:56:23 EST
After rpm update I still see that files like librpm.la are having depedency on
lipopt.la. Those should be also removed or excluded. 
Comment 4 Paul Nasrat 2005-12-07 10:30:29 EST
Comment 5 Rex Dieter 2006-04-26 07:54:27 EDT
Glad to see the .la files finally removed, despite my report asking for the same
thing (bug #145978) was marked WONTFIX.
Comment 6 Rex Dieter 2006-04-26 07:57:00 EDT
*** Bug 145978 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2011-09-21 13:22:37 EDT
kdebase-4.6.5-2.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
Comment 8 Rex Dieter 2011-09-21 13:25:48 EDT
(sorry about the typo'd bodhi spam)

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