Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 474425
Cannot configure basket, kcm_basket.la missing
Last modified: 2008-12-06 23:32:23 EST
Description of problem:
I tired to enter the configuration dialog, but it fails, and instead a message appears saying:
The specified library basket could not be found.
The diagnostics is:
Library files for "kcm_basket.la" not found in paths.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start basket
2. go to the configuration dialog
the message displayed above
The complete configuration dialog
yum provides *kmc_basket.la* shows that two versions ago the was the mentioned file.
Looks like over-agressive .la file pruning.
Fwiw, confirmed broken on F-8 too.
Fixed in cvs (all relevant branches), built for rawhide.
I'll leave it to basket maintainer(s) to decide when/if to build and issue updates.
Hi Rex, thanks for fixing it in CVS. I'll push the update shortly. I was working on this last night as I was doing a rawhide update that hosed my system. :D I left off looking at the guidelines last night, which says we should remove all *.la files. In instances like this, I assume it's ok to include them? I was also talking to someone in #fedora-devel last night who was saying the need for the *.la file could be removed in the source code.
doesn't go as far as saying packagers MUST remove *all* .la files. In short, remove them if able.
In this case, kde3 loadable modules pretty much require them. We've tried various ways to "fix" that locally in fedora, with not much success. And upstream kde, for the most part, considers it NOTABUG, partly because kde3 is frozen/legacy stuff by now, and best not to be mucking with it too much (especially at low-levels such as loadable modules).
basket-22.214.171.124-4.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
basket-126.96.36.199-4.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
basket-188.8.131.52-4.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
basket-184.108.40.206-4.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.