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Old 10-03-2010, 02:54 PM
Nirbheek Chauhan
 
Default .la files removal news item (GLEP 42)

On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 7:41 PM, Luca Barbato <lu_zero@gentoo.org> wrote:
> On 10/02/2010 06:26 PM, Nirbheek Chauhan wrote:
>>
>> My opinions haven't changed one bit in the past week. I don't see how
>> not breaking the stable tree can be called being "overly
>> conservative".
>
> you have a quite broad definition of "breaking".
>
> - clean slate emerge works before and after.
> - adding a suggestion to use either the .la fixer scripts or revdep-rebuild
> should be enough to have the system in a working state.
> - the rough solution of removing all the .la files in the system works for
> most use cases (that's my local solution)
>

Okay, so you're saying that "it works fine in these specific cases,
and if it doesn't, then you can fix it by doing XYZ". I would use that
attitude with the unstable tree, not the stable tree.

> So it isn't an earth shattering change like a nonfunctional libc in the
> stable tree or a broken version of coreutils, please keep a bit of
> perspective.
>

If half of QA team is so adamant in saying that this isn't an issue, I
guess I'll just have to shut up.


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~Nirbheek Chauhan

Gentoo GNOME+Mozilla Team
 

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