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Re: question about installing libraries

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: question about installing libraries
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 15:06:54 +0200
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Hi Harald,

* Harald Dunkel wrote on Fri, Oct 14, 2005 at 11:43:53AM CEST:
> AFAICS libraries are installed using ${INSTALL_DATA}.
> Wouldn't it be more consequent to use ${INSTALL_PROGRAMS}
> here?
> Both libraries and programs is something that could be
> stripped, i.e. you could use 'install -s'. But defining
> INSTALL_DATA to use 'install -s' doesn't work, of course.

Stripping static libraries makes them unusable on many systems
(yes, I know about GNU strip's `--strip-unneeded').
For shared libraries, if you use `libtool', there is
INSTALL_STRIP_FLAG, and the `install-strip' target.


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