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

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Fri May 4 15:18:18 CEST 2012

On Fri, 04 May 2012 18:06:37 +0530, Vikram Narayanan <vikram186 at gmail.com>
> I agree that is it's a madness caused by libtool/automake.
> But the statement "they serve no useful purpose" is subjective. I've had

> many compilation errors due to missing la files.

They served some purpose, but nowadays, they are more harmful than
anything. pkg-config is a lot better.

They are definitely totally useless for plugins.

Most Linux distributions remove them.

Rémi Denis-Courmont
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