[Bug 826] nALFS fails to build w/o .la objects

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Tue Nov 30 07:40:29 PST 2004


------- Additional Comments From kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org  2004-11-30 08:40 -------
I respectfully disagree that this is a valid issue. When packages install their
libraries using libtool, and other libtool-using packages depend on those
libraries, it makes sense to use the .la files. There are lots of situations
where people can install their packages in non-standard ways and the presence of
the .la files will actually _allow_ nALFS to properly link and operate against
those libraries. Changing the Makefile to not use the .la files will eliminate
this option.

In my mind, this is no different than removing all the .pc files put in by
packages that use pkg-config; if you do that, you'll never be able to build
large parts of GNOME/KDE, and the maintainers of those packages certainly won't
accomodate that situation. We shouldn't either.

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