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Bug 455188 - Package apr-devel should not contains .la files
Summary: Package apr-devel should not contains .la files
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: apr
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Joe Orton
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-13 19:26 UTC by Jochen Schmitt
Modified: 2008-07-14 18:54 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-07-14 18:54:42 UTC

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Description Jochen Schmitt 2008-07-13 19:26:54 UTC
Package apr-devel contains the file


The packaging policies sayys thst packagess should not contains files with the
extension .a or .la if there not a good reason to do it.

Comment 1 Bojan Smojver 2008-07-13 21:21:55 UTC
apr-1-config script has an option --link-libtool, which returns this file. If we
remove it from apr-devel, we shall break source compatibility of packages that
depend on this option in order to build against apr. This is against project's
versioning rules.


Comment 2 Jochen Schmitt 2008-07-14 14:16:45 UTC
I think we should patch this script. In rawhide we can make changes which may 
break the compatiblity. Of corse we should not port this update on F-9 aor F-8.

Comment 3 Joe Orton 2008-07-14 18:54:42 UTC
No.  The packaging guidelines' "should not" is not a mandate for removal and
does not trump following upstream.  We have a good reason for keeping there,
I've been over this several times already, see the review bug.

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