[Fedora-packaging] LibtoolArchives, v0.3

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Wed Jan 17 14:25:09 UTC 2007


(AFAICT) The intent of the original guideline was to avoid problematic 
libtool archives1, those used in linking, not necessarily those used for 
loadable modules, plugins, etc...

While .la files outside of $LD_LIBRARY_PATH SHOULD be ok to omit, 
(AFAIK) keeping them causes no harm either, so shouldn't be a MUST to 
remove. Problem is, there are quite a few software packages that require 
.la files for proper function (including some kde bits, though this is 
being worked on).


-- Rex

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