How to create a .la file?

Norberto Meijome freebsd at
Thu Apr 20 14:33:01 UTC 2006

On 20 Apr 2006 09:44:22 -0400
Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local at> wrote:

> 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?

ah, but there lies the problem, i think - libXcursor installs files
already installed by org-libraries (and the extra .la file). the issue is that
libXcursor depends on xproto and xextensions which break the build of a number
of ports I use (firefox,etc).

I'm trying now by using pkgtools.conf to replace xproto and xextensions with
xorglibraries.... if I knew how to create a .la file, then libXcursor could be
replaced too by xorglibraries...

am I right in my understanding that libXcursor / xproto / libXau / xextensions
and others are the XFree86 (and therefore older) equivalents of

thanks :)

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