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Re: Dia has .la files



Colin Walters 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".

Was a libtool fork ever attempted ?


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