[Fedora-packaging] Re: LibtoolArchives, v0.3

Michael Schwendt bugs.michael at gmx.net
Wed Jan 17 17:04:06 UTC 2007

On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:36:36 -0600, Rex Dieter wrote:

> > I'm really not trying to rehash this thread, but the original reason for
> > nuking .la files was the nasty tendency they had of creating bogus (?)
> > dependency spirals of doom. Am I wrong in remembering that? If I'm not
> > wrong, has this been solved somehow?
> Nope, still an unsolved problem.

Plus: creating compat-* packages becomes much more difficult whenever
there are dependencies between .la files (such as the infamous absolute
paths). On the contrary, properly named and versioned .so files can
coexist nicely.

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