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Re: removal of .la files from Debian and a possible solution to the libt

From: Paul Wise
Subject: Re: removal of .la files from Debian and a possible solution to the libtool shared libs problem
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 23:12:31 +0800

On Tue, 2009-08-25 at 17:46 +0300, Anssi Hannula wrote:

> I don't understand what the proposed dependency_libs_shared would be for.
> dependency_libs contains the dependencies of a library. These are needed
> when linking statically. These are also needed when linking dynamically,
> but only on certain systems (they are not needed on normal linux systems).
> I think the proper way to solve this is to not link to dependency_libs
> when linking dynamically on systems where it is not needed to link to
> those. I haven't seen any correctly working patches that implement this.

I don't know enough about the issue, nor the reason why pkgconfig has
both Libs.private/Requires.private and Libs/Requires. I would suggest
you post in the thread asking what the proper upstream solution would
look like. People who are more knowledgeable are likely to answer any
questions you have.


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