> Some foo-config scripts like freetype-config have an option
> to display the library's .la file. However, it is more and more
> common that .la files get removed by distributions if installed in
> /usr/lib, as you are certainly aware.
What is this information used for? Libtool and libltdl already
automatically search for .la files before resorting to a fallback.
The only case I am aware of where the .la file is needed is if it has
been directly specified.
My primary thought would be that the person responsible for removing
the .la files needs to take responsibility for correcting any