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Re: [PATCH] Don't install .la files when --no-la-files is used

From: Roumen Petrov
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Don't install .la files when --no-la-files is used
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2008 00:01:33 +0200
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Russ Allbery wrote:
Roumen Petrov <address@hidden> writes:
Russ Allbery wrote:

libreadline is linked against libncurses on Debian.

Which version ?

readline 5.2-3, ncurses 5.7-2.

No,no debian version/release.

This is an 7(5?) years old linux bug.

I'm very dubious of that assertion.  Applications which use readline but
do not directly use any curses functions should not need to link with any
curses library.

Linking readline against ncurses prevent application to link against readline against ncursesw and to offer wide characters support.

- library foo1 for pkg1 export function foo1
- library foo2 for pkg2 export function foo2 and use function foo1
- application use functions foo1 and foo2 and and to link with libraries
that export them.

Where is libtool bug ?

Your example as described above has nothing to do with the case that we're
talking about since it contains no implicit dependencies.  I'm afraid I
can only conclude that I've not been sufficiently clear and you're not
following my point at all.  I've explained this as clearly as I can,
though.  Maybe someone else can do a better job.

But is a package author uncomment line:
#libfoo2_la_LIBADD = -L${testPREFIX}/lib -lfoo1
from pkg2/ you will see dependency added in la-file.


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