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Re: xxx_LIBRARIES does ranlib on install

From: NightStrike
Subject: Re: xxx_LIBRARIES does ranlib on install
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 17:47:24 -0400

On 10/16/07, Bob Friesenhahn <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Oct 2007, NightStrike wrote:
> > If I place something inside the primary "_LIBRARIES", for instance
> > libmine.a, when I do a make install after doing a make, make runs
> > ranlib on that library.  Why is ranlib run during make install instead
> > of during make all?
> Many systems supporting ranlib insist that ranlib be run on the
> library in its final location.  Otherwise the library is ignored.  I
> don't know if that is the case for MinGW.

Is it bad to run ranlib multiple times?  Once during make and again
during make install?

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