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

Le dim 12/10/2003 à 03:31, Steve Langasek a écrit :
> If I was comfortable that .la files were completely dispensable on
> GNU/Linux systems, I wouldn't hesitate to do that, but I'm not.  They
> *do* provide additional information that's useful to people linking
> applications statically; and while we never (rarely) use the static libs
> ourselves, policy does require us to ship them in packages, so it makes
> sense to also provide the additional glue information in the .la's
> whenever possible.  When it causes problems for shared libs, though, I
> think it's clear which should take precedence.

All this additional information can be provided as well by pkg-config,
which is much more flexible and doesn't cause random breakages.
 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
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