Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 455188
Package apr-devel should not contains .la files
Last modified: 2008-07-14 14:54:42 EDT
Package apr-devel contains the file
The packaging policies sayys thst packagess should not contains files with the
extension .a or .la if there not a good reason to do it.
apr-1-config script has an option --link-libtool, which returns this file. If we
remove it from apr-devel, we shall break source compatibility of packages that
depend on this option in order to build against apr. This is against project's
I think we should patch this script. In rawhide we can make changes which may
break the compatiblity. Of corse we should not port this update on F-9 aor F-8.
No. The packaging guidelines' "should not" is not a mandate for removal and
does not trump following upstream. We have a good reason for keeping there,
I've been over this several times already, see the review bug.