libtool library

Oliver Eikemeier eikemeier at
Fri Jun 11 12:08:31 GMT 2004

Rob Evers wrote:

> What's the policy on installing .la files of ported software. I thought 
> to remember it's prefered not to install these. Ist this correct and 
> why ?

The current `official' policy is not to install .la files
because they have been considered useless. Many developers
consider this policy to be wrong since in some cases they
are required.

Personally I would avoid installing them until you know
of a client that uses them, but I'm sure there will be
follow-ups with different recommendations.


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