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Bug 88187 - .la files not included
Summary: .la files not included
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: libglade2
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-07 13:59 UTC by M Runesson
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-04-07 14:17:01 UTC

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Description M Runesson 2003-04-07 13:59:56 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030131

Description of problem:
The .la-files were removed Oct 8 2002. These files are needed whe, for instance,
compiling gtk-sharp version 0.8.

Please include it again. 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
download gtk-sharp from
Compile gtk-sharp v 0.8


Actual Results:  You get an error that /usr/lib/ is missing

Expected Results:  Working compilation.

Additional info:

Here is a diff of the spec-file to fix it.

< Release: 4
> Release: 3
> rm $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_libdir}/*.la
< %{_libdir}/lib*.la
< * Fri Apr 7 2003 Magnus Runesson <> 2.0.1-4
< - Add to devel package.

Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2003-04-07 14:17:01 UTC
Our policy is never to include .la files, and they are never
needed. They simply duplicate information that is included 
in the shared library itself on linux, and lead to all
sorts of problems.

What happened is that you compiled some other library yourself
that dependended on libglade's .la files, and that .la file 
got a hard-coded reference to the .la file that was removed. 
Once you fix that problem (grep libglade /usr/lib/*.la) things
will be fine.

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