Bug 468992 - *.la files in MinGW packages report "script-without-shebang"
Summary: *.la files in MinGW packages report "script-without-shebang"
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpmlint
Version: 10
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ville Skyttä
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-10-29 11:58 UTC by Richard W.M. Jones
Modified: 2009-09-09 15:41 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-09-09 15:41:51 UTC

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Description Richard W.M. Jones 2008-10-29 11:58:50 UTC
MinGW package guidelines were approved recently:


MinGW packages may contain *.la (libtool linker scripts),
contrary to the normal practice for Fedora packages.  This
is because they are required for libtool to be able to link
Windows binaries.

rpmlint gives a rather unexpected error here.  As an example:

mingw32-libjpeg.noarch: E: script-without-shebang /usr/i686-pc-mingw32/sys-root/mingw/lib/libjpeg.la
(bug 467401).

(Libtool also installs these files as 0755 - whether this
is required or not I am not sure, it may be a bug in libtool
or there may be some reason behind it).

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 04:25:36 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 2 Richard W.M. Jones 2009-09-09 15:41:51 UTC
Closing - rpmlint no longer reports this as a problem.

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