[Pkg-gpe-maintainers] Bug#620616: libgpeschedule: please wipe out dependency_libs from .la files (Policy 10.2)

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at canonical.com
Sun Apr 3 03:09:42 UTC 2011

Package: libgpeschedule
Version: 0.17-3
Severity: normal
Tags: patch
User: ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
Usertags: origin-ubuntu natty ubuntu-patch

Hi folks,

The attached patch has just been applied to the Ubuntu clutter-imcontext
package, to null out the dependency_libs field in the libtool .la file being
shipped in the -dev package.  This is generally a good idea because it
avoids causing consumers of your library to require other .la files listed
here to be available at build time when they're not actually needed (i.e.,
in the dynamic linking common case).  It's specifically a good idea right
now because multiarch is imminent, and that means the .la files referenced
here are going to *move* soon, causing build failures for anything using
libtool to build against clutter-imcontext.  As long as clutter-imcontext is
going to need a rebuild to fix up the invalid .la references, it would be
nice to get rid of them altogether.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org
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