Subject: Re: libtool and -export-dynamic
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Julian Assange <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/09/2000 18:56:30
Frederick Bruckman <> writes:

> On Sun, 13 Feb 2000, Matthias Drochner wrote:
> 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.

Don't remove these files from installs! They are used by libtool
in dynamic link / preload mode to resolve dependencies at run time.
Most programs don't use libtool at run time, but some, e.g sawmill, 
librep etc do.