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From: Bastian Germann <>
Subject: Bug#897387: xfslibs-dev needs to include .la files
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 23:54:50 +0100	[thread overview]
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Tags: wontfix

On Tue, 1 May 2018 12:03:11 -0700 Matthew Wilcox <> 
> Package: xfslibs-dev
> Version: 4.15.1-1
> trying to build the latest from
> git://
>     [CC]    t_truncate_self
> /bin/bash ../libtool --quiet --tag=CC --mode=link gcc t_truncate_self.c -o t_truncate_self -g -O2 -g -O2 -DDEBUG  -I../include -DVERSION=\"1.1.1\" -D_GNU_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -funsigned-char -fno-strict-aliasing -Wall -DHAVE_FALLOCATE   -lattr /usr/lib/ -lacl -lpthread   ../lib/
> libtool:   error: cannot find the library '/usr/lib/' or unhandled argument '/usr/lib/'
> I downloaded the debian package of xfslibs-dev, built it, then
> manually copied libhandle/ into /lib and then I could build
> xfstests-dev.

Please see for a 
reason not to include the .la file. In fact, it is explicitly removed 
during the Debian package build. Most probably, you can configure 
xfstests-dev not to require a file.

           reply	other threads:[~2021-01-25 22:58 UTC|newest]

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