[vlc-devel] Does VLC use .la files during runtime?
vikram186 at gmail.com
Fri May 4 18:42:54 CEST 2012
On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 6:48 PM, Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net> wrote:
> 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.
Even I wish not to have those inside my lib directories. But have to
wait till .la is totally dead. :)
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