libtool .la file policy?

Kirill Ponomarew krion at
Wed Jan 28 06:30:48 PST 2004


On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 03:21:50PM +0100, Matthias Andree wrote:
> what is the policy on libtool .la files? Do we install them or do we try
> to avoid them whenever possible? It seems libtool is smart enough to
> figure the link path by itself even when the .la file is missing, as
> long as the libraries are in a somewhat standard search path.

You can find info about it at

There were many argues about it.

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