libtool's raison d'etre (Re: NOT installing the .la files)

Mikhail Teterin mi+kde at
Sat Jun 17 17:20:26 UTC 2006

On Friday 16 June 2006 17:08, Peter Jeremy wrote:
= By default, libtool will do its own dependency management.  This can result
= in massively poor startup performance (eg 15 minutes instead of 5-10 seconds
= for gnucash).

Yep, I remember this problem... In my view of the world, this gnucash incident 
is just another good reason to not use the .la files... And another 
illustration for how bad trading the cleanliness and performance for the 
porter's convenience can sometimes get.


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