Re: libc6 migration -- xlib
> IIRC libgdbm is no longer developed, because even the author saw that
> libdb was better, and that there was no reason for double work.
Nice theory; however, db can't read gdbm files, nor does it provide
the gnu-specific version of the interface... so the existing gdbm
will be needed provided indefinitely.
> 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.
It doesn't need *any* version of tk installed by the *end user*. It
needs tk41-dev installed by the X maintainer, in order to build the
package... but it only uses the static library.
> should packages named alt-lib-dev or altlib-dev ?
That's a good first question; maybe it should be lib-altdev, like
libc5 uses? (I don't care that much, I just want to get it nailed
> great. and maybe a timeline or so would also help.
Indeed... especially if the goal is to have this all done for 2.0...
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