Subject: Re: how to turn off automatic libtool expansion in PLIST?
To: Greg Troxel <>
From: Johnny Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/12/2004 16:13:22
Greg Troxel wrote:
> executive summary: having in PLIST is interpreted as also
> having all the referenced files, and if is a symlink to,
> pkg_install and pkg_delete complain about overwritten/missing files.
> In guile-pg's world view (and in the guile-pg's mainainter's forked
> guile), binary guile modules should be named with just the module
> name.  In guile 1.6.x (current FSF stable), the binary guile module
> '(foo bar baz)' is looked for in foo/bar/  Earlier I sent a
> bug report to guile-pg, resulting in the compatibility symlink.
> So, the automatic .la PLIST handling is dysfunctionally smart here.
> Is there a way to turn it off for a given file?  Should
> scripts/print-la-libnames simply not expand .la files that are
> symlinks?

I think that your suggestion of not expanding .la files that are 
symlinks is the right one.


	-- Johnny Lam <>