Re: libc6 migration -- xlib
On May 19, Mark W. Eichin wrote
> Is there a web page or other document that explains what our strategy
> for libc6 is? I'm not talking about random comments on the list, I
> mean something nailed down that I can refer to...
yes, we need that !
> 1) libgdbm -- libc6 includes libdb, and therefore gdbm is
> supposed to be unnecessary.
IIRC libgdbm is no longer developed, because even the author saw that
libdb was better, and that there was no reason for double work.
> 2) X -- a full release of X requires tk41-dev to build
> XF86Setup (it uses the static lib, so the end-user doesn't need it.)
does it need tk41 or will it go woth any version of tk ?
i hate to have tk4.0 4.1 4.2 and 8.0a2 installed on my system.
should packages named alt-lib-dev or altlib-dev ?
a good documentation what we should do and what we shouldn't do would be
great. and maybe a timeline or so would also help.
(and advices like : "hey, now you should be able to compile lib xxx as
libc6 binary, since the basic lib yyy you need is now available as libc6
binary" could maybe also help).
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