[Pkg-phototools-devel] Bug#620445: libexif-gtk: please clean out dependency_libs

Evan Broder evan at ebroder.net
Fri Apr 1 22:30:21 UTC 2011

Package: libexif-gtk
Version: 0.3.5-4
Severity: normal
Tags: patch
User: ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
Usertags: origin-ubuntu natty ubuntu-patch

Hi -

I've just applied the attached patch to libexif-gtk in Ubuntu to empty
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 the .la files listed to
be available when they're not actually needed (i.e., in the common
case of dynamic linking). It will also cause problems in the near
future because multiarch is landing soon, which will cause the ..la
files referenced by libexif-gtk to move, which would cause build
failures for anything linking against libexif-gtk. This change will
require a rebuild of libexif-gtk anyway in order to update the paths
in the .la file, so it's a great opportunity to just wipe out
dependency_libs entirely.

The changelog entry for this upload in Ubuntu is:

 * Rebuild to pick up multiarch changes.
 * Clean .la files.

Thanks for considering the patch.

- Evan

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