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

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Don't install .la files when --no-la-files is used
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2008 14:47:10 -0600 (CST)

On Sat, 8 Nov 2008, Charles Wilson wrote:

If you try to exploit this in your build system, to allow "floating"
readline...that will not be a portable construct.  libtool is about
portability, not necessarily about squeezing every possible flexibility
out of ELF lazy binding.

It seems that if you provide a rope attached to a strong tree branch, then Linux application developers will happily walk up one by one and hang themselves. Or at the very least, many more applications will soon fail to build or run on anything but Linux.

Bob Friesenhahn
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

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