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

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at redhat.com
Thu Oct 12 19:47:56 UTC 2006

On Oct 12, 2006, Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net> wrote:

> Revisting the root of evil. What exactly is wrong with not removing
> all *.la files?

Removing all .la files is fine as long as (i) static libraries are not
in use at all, or (ii.a) dependent libraries of static libraries are
explicitly listed along with the static libraries in link commands
using libtool and (ii.b) emulation of dlopening of static libraries is
not required.

Alexandre Oliva         http://www.lsd.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
Secretary for FSF Latin America        http://www.fsfla.org/
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