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Enon-empty-dependency_libs-in-la-file

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.234. That is the most recent version we know about.

The dependency_libs field in the .la file has not been cleared. It has long been a release goal to get rid of unneeded .la files and clearing the dependency_libs field from the rest of them.

A non-empty dependency_libs field will also stall the Multi-Arch conversion.

The .la file in itself may be useful if the library is loaded dynamically via libltdl.

Refer to https://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseGoals/LAFileRemoval, https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2011/05/msg01003.html, and https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2011/05/msg01146.html for details.

Visibility: error

Check: shared-libs

The following 24 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 86 times.

We found 7 overrides. The tag performed 92% of the time.