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ID Category Severity Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
0003666 [gdk_pixbuf] packaging minor always 2009-05-12 15:32 2013-10-27 08:59
Reporter user2188 View Status public  
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Priority normal Resolution fixed  
Status closed  
Summary 0003666: references non-existent .la files, breaks graphviz builds
Description Building graphviz fails with:

/bin/bash ../../libtool --tag=CC --mode=link cc -g -version-info 6:0:0 -L/opt/csw/lib -o -rpath /opt/csw/lib/graphviz gvplugin_gdk_pixbuf.lo gvdevice_gdk_pixbuf.lo ../../lib/gvc/ -L/opt/csw/lib -lgdk_pixbuf-2.0 -lgobject-2.0 -lgmodule-2.0 -lglib-2.0 -lintl
grep: /opt/csw/lib/ No such file or directory

I believe this error is originating from: /opt/csw/lib/
which contains a reference to this non-existent file. (Also to ls: /opt/csw/lib/ and /opt/csw/lib/

A more general question is: why are .la files being installed at all by opencsw?
I don't understand all the rationale, but I note that Fedora does not install any .la files.

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2009-05-12 16:13


I believe the problem originates in the installed: /opt/csw/lib/ which references the non-existent files.
dam (administrator)
2009-05-12 16:34

.la files were included in the past, but the current policy is to exclude them:
  <> [^]

New packages should take care to EXCLUDE libtool .la files. They are not helpful, and often create more problems than they solve. Unfortunately, existing packages may need to preserve them, until all dependant packages have their own configs adjusted to not use .la files.

There is also a script which fixes Makefile to use linker directives instead of .la files. The usage in GAR is documented at <> [^] Please ask on maintainers@ for further advice if needed.
phil (reporter)
2009-05-12 18:58

this is actually a bug in gmodule.
Please file a bug with THAT package, to repackage without .la files.
2009-05-12 19:21

This may *also* be a bug with gmodule, but *this* package is installing /opt/csw/lib/ with broken references, so minimally it needs to be repackaged without it.

I'll file a bug against glib for /opt/csw/lib/

(I'm finding the .la files on the build8s host)
phil (reporter)
2009-05-12 19:41

since the offending package is mine, please feel free to repackage and take over glib.
raos (manager)
2013-10-27 08:59

Closing old bug.

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