David Leverton a écrit :
Not for library consumers that use libtool but not pkgconfig.
I'd be in favor of having a _default_ configuration for Gentoo where
static binaries are never built except for some key packages (mainly for
That way, in a dynamic-lib only system, libtool will expand -l<name> to
<name>.so. Simple and easy.
As Diego and others have been on a crusade to make sure that system libs
are used instead of bundled libs, static libs should also be outcast.
Why only plugins? What's to stop an application from loading a "normal"
library using libtool's dlopen wrapper (perhaps so it can fail gracefully if
the library is missing, for example)?
Nothing per se, but I have yet to see any FOSS application dlopen() gtk+
*None* of the binary distros out there ship .la files by default. Those
come with -devel packages. Proof that they are (almost) never needed.
And if an application chooses to dlopen() gtk+ or libpng, the ELF
headers contain all the dependencies, so the actual content of the .la
file is also useless in that case.
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