[Fedora-packaging] Re: libtool(.la) archive policy proposal

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at redhat.com
Thu Oct 5 05:08:39 UTC 2006

On Oct  4, 2006, Toshio Kuratomi <a.badger at gmail.com> wrote:

>> * library dependencies.
> We have this already.

Only for dynamic libraries.

If you want to link statically, you still need to list the static
dependencies explicitly, and the .la file is where the dependencies

Sure enough, most packages don't rely on libtool for that and just
take care of finding dependencies themselves, so this is hardly a
strong argument to keep the .la files around.

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