Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90916
[apr] .la files should not be shipped
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:46 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
General consensus is that .la files should not be shipped. E.g. see
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.