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Re: Release goal: Getting rid of unneeded *.la / emptying dependency_libs

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 11:59 AM, Paul Wise<pabs@debian.org> wrote:

> I've just sent libtool upstream a mail referencing this thread and
> also my dependency_libs_shared idea:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2009/08/msg00218.html
> Hopefully they will implement something useful so that static linking
> with libtool is still viable.

Summarizing the upstream thread, it seems the solution they prefer is
to just ignore dependency_libs when linking dynamically. Is there any
situation where that wouldn't work in Debian? pkg-config has both
Libs/Requires and Libs.private/Requires.private so there must be some
kind of use-case where stuff linking to shared-lib libfoo also has to
link with libbar?



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