[Mageia-discuss] Removing .la files?

Pascal Terjan pterjan at gmail.com
Thu May 5 19:23:38 CEST 2011

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 13:35, Reinout van Schouwen <reinout at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> In the "build it yourself instructions" for Gnome 3, it says that
> Mandriva users need to remove .la files first:
> http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/RemovingLaFiles
> Apparently this is also the case for Mageia. Debian has made it a
> release goal to remove .la files:
> http://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseGoals/LAFileRemoval
> So, if they're mostly causing trouble, are there any reasons to keep
> .la files in Mageia?

Well they are mostly needed in static-devel, the only other case I
remember needing them many years ago was some kde plugins
I have always removed them when packaging non static libraries

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