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Bug 90916 - [apr] .la files should not be shipped
[apr] .la files should not be shipped
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: apr (Show other bugs)
alpha 1
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
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Reported: 2003-05-15 06:50 EDT by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-15 10:10:46 EDT
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Description Enrico Scholz 2003-05-15 06:50:34 EDT
[ I am entering it under the httpd component since apr/apr-util does not
  exist in bugzilla yet ]

Description of problem:

| $ rpm -ql apr-devel | grep \\.la
| /usr/lib/libapr-0.la

General consensus is that .la files should not be shipped. E.g. see

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Comment 1 Joe Orton 2003-05-15 10:10:46 EDT
It's not generally true that .la files should not be shipped: any package which
uses libltdl relies on these files existing (though this does not include APR).

To some degree the .la files are a supported part of the APR interface, so I'd
not want to remove them as a packager.  Packages may rely on
`/usr/bin/apr-config --apr-la-file` working.

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