xffm and xfprint question about .a and .la files

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Tue Mar 22 09:54:56 CET 2005

Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> Greetings.
> I am working on packaging the xfce packages for fedora extras.
> A question has come up about the .a and .la files in the xffm and
> xfprint packages. Should those files be included in any package made?
> Does anyone use them/Should anyone use them?
> If they are not needed, perhaps we could remove them as part of the
> build process?
> Neither xffm or xfprint need those files
> (they load the .so module files).
> I hate to drop them out of the package if someone is using them, but
> would love to get rid of them if they are unused.
> Any thoughts?

They're unused, as well as all those .a/.la files installed by settings 
manager plugins ($libdir/xfce4/mcs-plugins/*.{a,la}).

> kevin


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