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Re: Dia has .la files



On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 4:17 PM, Colin Walters <walters verbum org> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 7:15 PM, Dan Nicholson <dbn lists gmail com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 2:21 PM, Colin Walters <walters verbum org> wrote:
>>>
>>> The ideal of course would be to convince libtool upstream that trying
>>> to change the entire world to use libtool makes a lot less sense than
>>> having those few modules that interact with shared libraries have
>>> platform-specific code.
>>
>> The libtool developers understand that the .la files aren't needed in
>> normal operation. The reason that they insist on keeping them is so
>> that `make uninstall' works since the .la files are the only place
>> that store information about the actual libraries (.so + links vs. .a,
>> etc.).
>
> Right - we have a "make uninstall", it's called "rpm -e".

OK, now convince the libtool developers to break everyone's `make
distcheck'. Might be tough. But I certainly would support a way to opt
out of that situation at build time. Something like:

export LIBTOOLFLAGS="--no-installed-la-files"

--
Dan


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