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Re: svn commit: r35279 - trunk/build/ac-macros

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 15:05:33 +0000

Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> writes:

> A question I'd really like an answer to:
> Does anyone know the rational behind what libtool does
> and requires (using .la files to link against libraries),
> and the rational behind not following these requirements
> on some systems (not installing .la files on the system)?

Libtool resolves library dependencies recursively. This makes libtool
portable to lots of systems, but it upsets some distributions by
introducing unnecessary explicit dependencies. See section 4:

http://www.netfort.gr.jp/~dancer/column/libpkg-guide/libpkg-guide.html#shlibdependency

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