[blfs-dev] About Libtool Archive (.la) files

DJ Lucas dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Dec 12 08:10:10 PST 2017

On December 9, 2017 4:50:08 PM CST, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
>I have just added a new section to BLFS that discusses what .la files
>and their (non) usefulness.  It includes a script to archive the .la
>(pun intended).
>The script has worked for me so far, but I consider it tentative.
>I would appreciate feedback on the page including, but not limited to, 
>wording, typos, factual accuracy, and placement in the book.
>   -- Bruce
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Only thing I'd do is make the exclusions a constant. There are still more programs in the wild that require the archives than IM, though few and far between. You can assemble the variable using a short loop, and just use it unquoted in the command for /usr. Also, the exclusion is not necessary for OPTDIRS. As to the explanatory text, I'd at very least mention autotools (for historical reference), and meson as the impetus for the change.


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