.la files in /opt/Foo

John Gay johngay at eircom.net
Tue Mar 21 21:49:24 PST 2006


On Wednesday 22 March 2006 10:29, Lennon Cook wrote:
> On 3/22/06, Simon Geard <delgarde at ihug.co.nz> wrote:
> > Actually, they do cover different problems, although there is some
> > overlap. Libtool is fairly specialised towards the task of hiding the
> > differences in the build process that exist on different platforms, e.g
> > Windows vs Linux vs HP-UX vs OpenVMS. Developers don't want to worry
> > about every possible concept of how to link a library, so they use
> > libtool to deal with it for them.
>
> Ah, now that makes sense. :) Thank you, Simon, for this explanation. :)
>
Yes, thank you for the detailed explanation! That's why I joined the 
LFS/CLFS/BLFS community. It's the best place to advance your knowledge of 
computer programming and OS operation.

Shame the developers of those tools couldn't explain it so well.

Cheers,

	John Gay



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