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

On Sat, Oct 11, 2003 at 10:57:38AM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 11, 2003 at 03:21:50AM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> > I'm coming into this thread very late, with what may be a stupid
> > question, but can anyone tell me if the breakage could be avoided by
> > just deleting the .la files in question?
> Yes, it can.  I've advocated this on a number of occasions where .la
> files were doing more harm than good.  They are really only of use when
> working with static libs (which is almot never the case in Debian
> itself), or when making poor use of ltdl plugin loaders.

Please propose a policy amendment that is worded clearly enough that
slope-heads like me can undersand it.

E.g., libxft-dev (currently stuck in queue/new), ships a libXft.a static
object, but I suspect that's not what you meant by "working with static

Or is it?

G. Branden Robinson                |
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