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non-empty-dependency_libs-in-la-file

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.

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The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.108.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit a1e47cb. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check build-systems/libtool/la-file.

Visibility: error

The following 22 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 82 times (in any Lintian version).

There were no overrides.