NOT installing the .la files

Matthias Andree matthias.andree at
Fri Jun 16 15:15:51 UTC 2006

On Fri, 16 Jun 2006, Mikhail Teterin wrote:

> The lt_dlopen, et. al are ugly hacks intended for poorly maintained legacy 
> operating systems. FreeBSD does not need them and any software _ported_ to it 
> should be patched to use the standard interfaces and APIs.

Anything in FreeBSD that requires gratuitious patching and thus
imposes unnecessary maintanenance burdens on porters isn't going to live
for long. Installing .la files doesn't make a port unclean in any way.

Matthias Andree

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