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Re: [Wireshark-dev] .so and .la files

From: Brian Oleksa <oleksab_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Oct 05 2010 - 18:14:01 GMT
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  Eloy

No problem.

I removed the .la file and the dissector still seams to work just fine.

I am going to deploy it without the .la file.

Unless somebody else says differently.

Thanks,
Brian

On 10/5/2010 2:04 PM, Eloy Paris wrote:
> On 10/05/2010 01:57 PM, Eloy Paris wrote:
>
> [...]
>
>> Current Wireshark 1.4.x packages in the Debian experimental distribution
>> do not ship the .la files, and I verified that I can build Network
>> Expect, an external application that uses libwireshark services, just
>> fine against the respective -dev packages.
>>
>> So long story short, yes, the .so is the only thing someone would need,
>> but if you find otherwise I'd love to hear about it.
> Whoops, sorry for replying to myself but I just realized that you're
> talking about a plugin, which is something that perhaps is "loaded via
> libltdl in a way that requires that meta-information [in the .la file]".
> In that case the .la is needed. I guess the best thing to do would be to
> test if things work without the .la file...
>
> Cheers,
>
> Eloy Paris.-
> netexpect.org
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