[PATCH] ugly binutils- bug

Zack Winkles winkie at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue May 27 08:45:49 PDT 2003

On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 01:08:40PM +1000, Greg Schafer (gschafer at zip.com.au) wrote:
> On Mon, May 26, 2003 at 08:34:09PM -0500, Kelledin wrote:
> > As for that, isn't there a mythical "patched" version of libtool 
> > that prunes out those crappy duplicates?  libtool is the real 
> > problem here--it takes everything wholesale from relevant .la 
> > scripts and doesn't bother to sort any of it out.
> There is another option, and that is to rm all those .la files. Honestly,
> they are not essential on Linux. On some os's, libtool will not work without
> them, but on Linux all is well. Should be an easy enough theory to test out.
> DISCLAIMER, I haven't done the above but have read many times of folk doing
> it with no problems (notably Gnomies). YMMV.

I do this all the time. After everything that even *MIGHT* install a
lib, I promptly `rm -f' all the *.la files lying around. The only
downside is that sometimes a lib doesn't link against what it needs, and
instead depends on libtool to handle all the deps, but that gives me a
chance to make sure everything has all the proper deps linked in.

KDE... well.... no comment. *cough*

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