groan: installation

Tom Tromey
Mon Nov 4 09:34:00 GMT 2002

>>>>> "Nic" == Nic Ferrier <> writes:

Nic> On linux on a powermac.

Nic> The other biggie (on my system anyway) is the proc time it takes
Nic> to ranlib the libraries.

My understanding is that GNU ar does the ranlib step, and that ranlib
is unnecessary.  I assume libtool is running ar; teaching libtool not
to might be worthwhile.

Note that you can also configure --disable-static.  I realize for
Windows users this can't be done, but for Linux users it should reduce
build times.


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