[Mageia-dev] removing .la files harmful ?

Guillaume Rousse guillomovitch at gmail.com
Sat Nov 26 15:40:14 CET 2011

Hello list.

I can't rebuild ntop anymore, due to missing libxml2.la file, which 
seems to be required by libtool:

/bin/sh ./libtool --tag=CC   --mode=link gcc  -O2 -g -pipe -Wformat 
-Werror=format-security -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fstack-protector 
--param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -fstack-protector-all -I/usr/local/include 
-I/opt/local/include -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wmissing-prototypes 
-Wmissing-declarations -Wnested-externs   -release 4.1.0 -export-dynamic 
  -Wl,--as-needed -Wl,-z,relro -Wl,-O1 -Wl,--build-id 
-Wl,--enable-new-dtags -L/usr/local/lib -L/opt/local/lib -o libntop.la 
-rpath /usr/lib64 address.lo argv.lo dataFormat.lo event.lo 
globals-core.lo hash.lo iface.lo initialize.lo leaks.lo ntop.lo pbuf.lo 
plugin.lo prefs.lo protocols.lo sessions.lo term.lo util.lo utildl.lo 
traffic.lo vendor.lo version.lo ntop_darwin.lo -lpthread -ldl -lcrypt 
-lc -lssl -lrrd_th -lpcap -lgdbm -lz -Wl,--as-needed -Wl,-z,relro 
-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--build-id -Wl,--enable-new-dtags -lsensors -L/usr/lib64 
-lnetsnmp -lcrypto -lm  -lGeoIP
/bin/grep: /usr/lib64/libxml2.la: No such file or directory
/bin/sed: can't read /usr/lib64/libxml2.la: No such file or directory
libtool: link: `/usr/lib64/libxml2.la' is not a valid libtool archive

Any hint welcome.
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