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Re: Hardcoding of .la file paths in .la files

On Tue, Oct 07, 2003 at 09:30:56AM +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-10-07 at 07:33, Chris Cheney wrote:
> > Does anyone happen to know why .la files hardcode the paths to .la files
> > that they depend on?
> > 
> To guarantee that you don't end up linking with something totally
> different if the app being compiled happens to have a different search
> path.
> What's more of a problem here is that libtool actually links dependency
> libraries of dependencies ... it's something I've been working on for a
> while.

I seem to recall you working on that earlier this year, how is it
coming along?

> > This is about to bite Debian hard with some of the XFree86 libraries
> > moving to /usr/lib.
> > 
> How?  XFree86 doesn't use generally use libtool -- I only see
> libXrender.la in my /usr/X11R6/lib

Which is the one moving to /usr/lib. (I am not sure if any others are
planning to be moved.)


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