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2011/8/14 Thomas Kahle <email@example.com>:
> 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?
That depends on what depends on mpir!
Basically the .la files contain all dependencies of a library, but
only a GNU build system using libtool makes use of these files, other
build systems like cmake don't.
However there are two cases, where it is 100% safe to delete the .la files:
1.) mpir comes with a pkg-config (.pc) file.
2.) mpir only installs a shared libs, which have an internal
But i guess the use of the autotool-utils eclass together with
static-libs useflag is the best solution.
> Thanks for any hints,
> Thomas Kahle