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

From: Jeremy Whitlock <jcscoobyrs_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 11:29:54 -0700

> Look. This is quite simple: .la files are not necessary to a system.
> My Mac doesn't ship with them, yet a hojillion things are able to link
> against my system libraries. There is no reason that we should
> *REQUIRE* those stupid .la files. Subversion was able to link against
> *most* of its dependencies without needing any .la files, *except* for
> serf and neon. Jeremy has now made it possible to link against them,
> too, when no .la files are present.

Agreed. This was the reasoning behind the change in the first place.
I think the new solution is the best of both worlds. If you have the
luxury of having the .la files, use them but if not, tell the linker
what is necessary to link against serf and be done with it. We can
now build against binary installations of neon and serf with and
without the.la files which makes it easier for anyone to build/install

Take care,
Jeremy Whitlock
Received on 2009-01-17 20:03:34 CET

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