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Old 04-09-2011, 09:25 AM
Thomas Girard
Default Bug#621170: gnu-smalltalk: Getting rid of unneeded *.la / emptying dependency_libs


regarding bug #621170 filed against gnu-smalltak for *.la removal, here
is the current situation:

gnu-smalltalk packages contains /usr/lib/gnu-smalltalk/libc.la

I'm attaching it here for the reference.

Please note that the .la file is *not* in a -dev package. It's not
intended to be used by any other package, but by the GNU Smalltalk VM
to be able to dynamically load the libc (using libtdl) whatever the libc
is (e.g. libc.so.6 or libc.so.0.1), and without requiring
libc6-dev package to be installed.

For more details on the way load works see:

Hence I believe this bug can be closed without any action. Do you agree
with this analysis?


# libc.la - a libtool library file
# Generated by GNU libtool
# Created for GNU Smalltalk's dynamic loading mechanism.

# The name that we can dlopen(3).

# Names of this library.

# Libraries that this one depends upon.

# Is this an already installed library?

# Directory that this library needs to be installed in:

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