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

Matthias Andree matthias.andree at
Sun Jun 18 00:07:35 UTC 2006

On Sat, 17 Jun 2006, Mikhail Teterin wrote:

> 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.

I'd much rather consider this a good reason to fix the culprit (libltdl
as far as I understand the report), instead of messing with hundreds of
ports to work around the libltdl issue and perhaps create new issues for
dependent ports.

Matthias Andree

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