How to create a .la file?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Apr 20 13:44:24 UTC 2006

Norberto Meijome <freebsd at> writes:

> trying to upgrade gimp from ports, the build process failed with:
> libtool: link: cannot find the library `/usr/X11R6/lib/' or
> unhandled argument `/usr/X11R6/lib/'
> is usually provided by x11/libXcursor, but this port conflicts
> with xorg-libraries.
> xorg-libraries doesn't provide this file. how do I create it from the existing
>|.a  ?

You shouldn't need to.  It shouldn't need it.
On my fairly stock -STABLE system with the latest xorg from the port, 
gimp links against

Perhaps you have some other ports needing upgrading?

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