Hi, > (I think pulseaudio is fixed, actually.)
For what it's worth: removing the .la files from pulseaudio breaks its module loading on freebsd; and it's an elf system. I don't know what you mean by fixed and I didn't investigate this but restoring the .la files in the ebuild allowed me to make it load its plugins. Maybe that's another issue or maybe there's something we have forgotten about the .la files; I think pulseaudio uses libltdl and iirc these was a case where the .la files were needed at runtime. Imho, the only option for punting .la files are the ones that are opt-in, opt-out ones should be discarded. Having it as a feature is opt-out and will break anything that needs it and doesn't have the restrict yet. On the other hand, maybe this could be some property like "la_files_can_be_punted" which is, as i understand it, the opt-in version of restrict. Moreover .la files are good when you want to link statically to some library because they carry the needed information; they should be punted only when said library provides a good alternative (like a .pc file with correct libs.private field). Regards, Alexis.
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