Subject: print-la-libnames and not found and added to PLIST
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/04/2005 22:35:44
So gettext-0.14.3 lists some archives files in libtool la files that end
up not being installed.

The Makefiles remove the files at installation time; the comments say:
# No need to install libgettextsrc.a, except on AIX.
# No need to install libgettextlib.a, except on AIX.

pkgsrc complains:

`lib/libgettextlib.a' was not found
`lib/libgettextsrc.a' was not found
/bin/ls: /usr/lib/libgettextlib.a: No such file or directory
/bin/ls: /usr/lib/libgettextsrc.a: No such file or directory

Should print-la-libnames make a PLIST entries correctly?

Should I install the two files on all platforms?

Should I process the .la files somehow before installation (but after it
is used) to remove the .a archive entries?

Any other packages have similar behaviour?

 Jeremy C. Reed

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