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Bug 79548 - *.la files missing in devel packages
Summary: *.la files missing in devel packages
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ORBit
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-13 10:30 UTC by Joerg Lehrke
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-12-13 13:55:46 UTC

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Description Joerg Lehrke 2002-12-13 10:30:09 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021212

Description of problem:
To link programs against ORBit libraries using libtool you need the *.la files
within the devel package. These files are missing in many *-devel.%{arch}.rpm
files. Therefore I was not able to rebuild e.g. the galeon package on my machine.

Resulution: Add the *.la files to %files devel

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to rebuild the galeon RPM on a Red Hat8.0 machine.


Actual Results:  Failed with errors about the missing files.

Expected Results:  Success;-)

Additional info:

Pleas check all Gnome releated devel-RPMS for these files.

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-13 13:55:46 UTC
You don't need the .la files - we have dozens of packages linked to ORBit
without them. 

The idea is to use orbit-config (ORBit1) or pkg-config (ORBit2) to get the 

We have a deliberate policy of excluding .la files from the gnome packages.

Comment 2 Joerg Lehrke 2002-12-13 14:13:47 UTC
This mentioned policy seems to be not implemented in a consistent way. I expect that a 
Red Hat release is self-consistent, so that you're able to recompile everything within 
the distribution itself. I could not recompile the galeon package on 8.0 because of the 
missing *.la files. I think this happens with other Gnome packets as well. 

Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-13 16:07:00 UTC
You get an error message about " not found" right?

grep for "" in /usr/lib/*.la. Then "rpm -qf /usr/lib/" 
for any .la files that contain a reference to If you find owned by a Red Hat official package, referring to nonexistent, then that's a bug we should fix. If isn't owned
by a package we shipped in 8.0, then it's a problem with wherever you got

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