[vlc-devel] Does VLC use .la files during runtime?

Peter Tap ptrtap at yahoo.com
Thu May 3 20:06:31 CEST 2012

Thank you for your help,

That is what I thought. What confused me is that "make install" copies these files into the install directory. This looks like a build bug.


----- Original Message -----
From: Jean-Paul Saman <jpsaman at videolan.org>
To: Mailing list for VLC media player developers <vlc-devel at videolan.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2012 10:23 AM
Subject: Re: [vlc-devel] Does VLC use .la files during runtime?

On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 7:16 PM, Peter Tap <ptrtap at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Folks,
> When I run a "make install" on VLC build, I noticed that VLC copies .so as well as .la files in the install directory. Are .la files required for VLC to run?
> Thank you in advance for your help.

.la files are created by libtool and are not needed to run VLC.

> Peter

Kind regards,

Jean-Paul Saman
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