Subject: Re: does it matter to have unused *.a libs in a package?
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/29/2003 20:40:59
On Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 11:35:56AM -0800, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> For example, my scribus-1.1.1 package using LIBTOOL_OVERRIDE now adds:
> lib/scribus/libs/libabout.a, libpreferences.a, libpostscript.a, and so on.
> As far as I know, no other software would use these scribus-specific
> library archives.
> Does it matter?
> Or should I patch this scribus so libtool doesn't build and install the .a
> libraries? (If so, any hints on a libtool option?)

There's a USE_SHLIBTOOL for that.

> p.s. At first I didn't use LIBTOOL_OVERRIDE under NetBSD, but I saw on a
> Linux build that the .so version numbers became different.

Yep, that's one reason to use the pkgsrc libtool.