*.la files in xorg* packages

Arkadiusz Miskiewicz arekm at maven.pl
Mon May 30 20:05:30 CEST 2011

On Monday 30 of May 2011, Jeff Johnson wrote:
> On May 30, 2011, at 1:45 PM, Arkadiusz Miskiewicz wrote:
> > On Monday 30 of May 2011, Tomasz Pala wrote:
> >> While updating my system I've noticed that xorg* packages still got
> >> *.la files, while they all got *.pc as well.
> >> Are there any other (not discussed before) reasons not to remove them?
> >> Having *.pc was the main rule allowing to do this.
> > 
> > No one was brave enough to rebuild all dependencies on ftp.pld- which
> > would be required if la were dropped.
> Is it merely a matter of "bravery" or is there still a need for *.la?
> I'm asking the engineering, not the advocacy, question here:
> 	Are *.la files useful?

Not useful for dynamic linking, only for static linking sometimes (when pc 
files are not used).

> 73 de Jeff

Arkadiusz Miśkiewicz        PLD/Linux Team
arekm / maven.pl            http://ftp.pld-linux.org/

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