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

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at redhat.com
Fri Oct 13 06:19:41 UTC 2006

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

> On Thu, Oct 12, 2006 at 04:47:56PM -0300, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> 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) [...] (ii.a) [...]
>> (ii.b) [...]

> Wrong answer, the question was what is wrong with *not* removing
> them, not what is wrong with doing so. :)

Oh, I thought you just misunderstood that I was opposing that move,
so I thought I'd clarify my position and justify it.

There's nothing wrong in keeping .la files, for sure.

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