Sometimes when you compile a package it fails and complains it can’t find an
*.la file for some library that is installed. Recently I had it when compiling
dev-libs/gobject-introspection which complained about missing
libpng14.la. The solution for this is to run:
sudo lafilefixer --justfixit
It won’t create the
.la file, but it will fix the
libtool references so nothing points to it so packages will compile fine.