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

Enrico Scholz enrico.scholz at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
Thu Jan 18 00:57:10 UTC 2007

rdieter at math.unl.edu (Rex Dieter) writes:

>> The decision whether loading fails or succeeds depends on the module,
>> not the library. 
> I'd argue that any such module is thus broken by design, since it includes
> undefined symbols, and should be fixed.

Why? It's one of libtool's features that dep-loading can be done by .la
files. Why should a module be broken when it uses such a feature?

> I'm willing to compromise to include these bits in main (and not -devel) if
> that's what it takes to gain your support/vote.

Current rule (avoid .la whenever possible) is best solution. Perhaps the
MUST can be weakened a little bit by allowing substantiated exceptions.


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