On Wednesday 12 November 2008, Donnie Berkholz wrote: > On 18:34 Sun 09 Nov , Peter Alfredsen wrote: > > "I've been told" that .la files are really only needed on non-ELF > > systems and with plugin systems that use dlopen. > > And for people who want to build things statically.
That's true, but we generally don't want to do that, so that's fine. If needed for a package, we just don't punt la files for it and its dependencies. But generally, we should really only be building .so files and they just don't need .la files. If someone really wants .la files, we could introduce a variable: IWANTTHECRAPPYLAFILESANDIKNOWWHATIMDOING=yes to be placed in make.conf. But the great thing about having a utility function is that you can make general exceptions to the rule with tweaks like that. -- /PA
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