Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 205980
/usr/lib/libgcrypt.la missing from libgcrypt-devel package
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:42 EST
Description of problem:
/usr/lib/libgcrypt.la missing from libgcrypt-devel package, while the same file
gets intalled when installing libgcrypt from source.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Not present in
Present, when compiled libgcrypt-1.2.3 from source.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install libgcrypt* using yum from rawhide
2. ls /usr/lib/libgcrypt.la shows file not found
ls /usr/lib/libgcrypt.la shows file not found
/usr/lib/libgcrypt.la should be installed.
I'm using rawhide.
The .la file is intentionally not packaged, as directed in the Fedora packaging
guidelines (http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines, section
"Exclusion of Static Libraries").
I personally disagree with excluding static libraries and .la files, but for
consistency's sake I comply with it.
The guidelines also note that if there is an application in Fedora which
requires its presence, that'd be reason enough to include the .la file. If
you've found such a case, please reopen this bug (in the meantime I'll close it