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Bug 779346 - media-plugins/calf-0.90.3 installs unneeded .la files
Summary: media-plugins/calf-0.90.3 installs unneeded .la files
Status: UNCONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Professional Audio Applications Maintainers
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Reported: 2021-03-30 11:20 UTC by Artem Ilgamov
Modified: 2021-05-06 18:18 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Artem Ilgamov 2021-03-30 11:20:26 UTC
There is two .la files in /usr/lib64/calf:

# ls -la
total 3672
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root    4096 Mar 30 14:06 .
drwxr-xr-x 108 root root  135168 Mar 30 13:56 ..
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root     964 Mar 30 14:06 libcalf.la
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root    1136 Mar 30 14:06 libcalflv2gui.la
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root 1186648 Mar 30 14:06 libcalflv2gui.so
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root 2418432 Mar 30 14:06 libcalf.so


Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Sam James archtester gentoo-dev Security 2021-03-31 03:57:30 UTC
Are you sure they’re unneeded?
Comment 2 Artem Ilgamov 2021-05-06 15:54:16 UTC
Yes, .la files are useless and should be deleted after compilation finished.
Comment 3 Sam James archtester gentoo-dev Security 2021-05-06 17:49:50 UTC
(In reply to Artem Ilgamov from comment #2)
> Yes, .la files are useless and should be deleted after compilation finished.

They aren’t *always* useless. Some media/sound software does still actually use it for plugins, which is why I asked…
Comment 4 Artem Ilgamov 2021-05-06 18:12:12 UTC
(In reply to Sam James from comment #3)
> They aren’t *always* useless. Some media/sound software does still actually
> use it for plugins, which is why I asked…

Can you provide example for application which may use .la files?
I'm using calf plugins with media-sound/pulseeffects, it works perfectly without ones.

By the way, last media-plugins/calf-0.90.3-r1 didn't installing .la files anymore.
Comment 5 David Seifert gentoo-dev 2021-05-06 18:18:05 UTC
(In reply to Artem Ilgamov from comment #4)
> (In reply to Sam James from comment #3)
> > They aren’t *always* useless. Some media/sound software does still actually
> > use it for plugins, which is why I asked…
> 
> Can you provide example for application which may use .la files?
> I'm using calf plugins with media-sound/pulseeffects, it works perfectly
> without ones.
> 
> By the way, last media-plugins/calf-0.90.3-r1 didn't installing .la files
> anymore.

imagemagick finds plugins by looking for the equivalent .la file. Try removing .la files from imagemagick and seeing whether it still works.