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

Måns Rullgård mans at mansr.com
Thu May 3 22:03:40 CEST 2012

Vikram Narayanan <vikram186 at gmail.com> writes:

> Hello Peter,
> On 5/3/2012 11:36 PM, Peter Tap wrote:
>> 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.
> No. I don't think it's a bug. The .la files are used during the
> linking phase. You can find many in your /usr/lib directory.

.la files are a madness added by libtool/automake.  They serve no useful
purpose whatsoever.

Måns Rullgård
mans at mansr.com

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