[Help-gnutls] Re: gnutls4win

Simon Josefsson simon at josefsson.org
Fri Feb 2 13:00:02 CET 2007

acril <vthomasset at gmail.com> writes:

>> Hi!  Can you be more specific, I can't seem to be able to verify that:
> Here's the output from grep:
> bin/libgnutls-config:3:prefix=/home/jas/gnutls4win/inst

Ah, right.

There are three categories of files which includes these paths:

1) DLL's and EXE's.  This is probably because of debugging symbols,
and those are useful.  Perhaps we could have two installers, one with
debugging symbols and one without.  Although that is more work for me.
Having optional *.gdb files with the debugging symbols may be the
proper solution, but I don't know how to do that, and whether it works
under mingw32.  Thoughts and help here appreciated.

2) The *-config scripts.  These are shell-scripts, and they are
deprecated.  I've removed them from gnutls.nsi.  Come to think of it,
maybe we should finally remove them from the real package too...

3) The *.la files.  These are generated by libtool.  I'm not sure they
are ever useful, especially on the installed machine where the
installed prefix will differ from those encoded in libtool.  However,
they are only installed if 'Developer libraries' was selected in the
installer.  That happens to be the default, and perhaps that isn't
necessary.  Although right now, I suspect most people installing
GnuTLS for Windows are developers.


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