Subject: Re: libtool and -export-dynamic
To: Matthias Drochner <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/13/2000 07:15:14
On Sun, 13 Feb 2000, Matthias Drochner wrote:

> said:
> > The only problem foreseen, will be that all the libtool packages will
> > need to have the ".la" files added to their PLISTS.
> So the original libtool always installs the .la files? What could
> this be good for?

On a.out, for example, I'm told that libraries linked against other
libraries can't be represented correctly. "libtool -link" against the
installed .la files should do the right thing, and add all the
libraries listed in the .la file to the "ld" command line.

The information in the .la file is supposedly a superset of all
possibly useful information. I'm sure the designers felt it was
harmless to install a small, text-only file.