.la files in /opt/Foo

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Mar 22 04:25:03 PST 2006

On Wed, 2006-03-22 at 05:49 +0000, John Gay 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.
> Shame the developers of those tools couldn't explain it so well.

Actually, the developers of those tools explain it much, much better.
If one was actually to stop and read the documentation, and not have 
someone summarize it for them, then they too would realize it. :-)

You can't expect the developers to compare their software against
what other software does. We can only expect that the developers
adequately document what their software does, and how to use it. And
in this case, I believe they do.

man pkg-config
info libtool


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