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On Saturday 13 August 2011 23:40:58 you wrote:
> Hi science devs,
> An amd64 arch tester asked me to 'remove the .la files' from mpir. I
> must admit that I still don't see through this. Not all .la files are
> evil, or are they? Should the ones coming with mpir not be installed?
> Thanks for any hints,
most of the time they are just unnecessary - if you do not install both shared
and static libraries I suggest to drop them. I am not an expert, but Flameeyes
has some enlightening post on his blog, e.g.
I suggest you simply use the autotool-utils.eclass (mpir uses autotools,
right?) which take care of them. The eclass' manpage provides a nice example
how to achieve this behavior (note the use of "static-libs" USE-flag).