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Re: libtool archives for modules (or plugins) in pkgsrc

On Sun, Sep 01, 2019 at 10:22:28PM +0100, Alexander Nasonov wrote:
> Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > On Sat, Aug 31, 2019 at 09:18:21PM +0400, cl?ment bouvier wrote:
> > > I know that if I put directly in the PLIST file, I have an error with the file-check saying that is in the DESTDIR but not in PLIST.
> > > If I put then it is ok but I have *and*
> > > "The PLIST file gets the entry"  of the rule 4 would not be correct?
> > 
> > What's the problem you are trying to solve? The libtool archive doesn't
> > hurt anyone, just leave it alone.
> I see few python modules have .la and .a files in site-packages. Yuk!
> None of installed ruby modules have .la/.a on my machine.
> Ideally, Lua modules should be shiped without this garbage but if it
> can't be done easily, then I have no strong objection.

The .a happens if you don't disable static. That's an option. Again, the
libtool archives don't hurt anyone. They do make things easier on
platforms that don't use ELF, e.g. .dylib on OSX.


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