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Re: Bug#10516: gs-aladdin: Depends on svgalib1 (>= 1.210-1) which does not allow svgalib-dummy to fulfill the dependency

On Thu, 12 Jun 1997, joost witteveen wrote:

>> Sorry but this is stable bug. And its significant for people running Bo as
>> a webserver etc which usually does not have a display or even a video
>> board. I have a series of those machine that I maintain.
>You mean, they have gs installed, but no video card? Should there also
>be a dummy xlib package then?

xlib does not use a video card. Sure enough I have xlib installed on those
systems but no X-Server. gs is mainly of use to convert between / to
different graphics formats.

>I see no reason why this would be significant for people running Bo
>as webservers, as they will probably not have gs installed eighter.
>Or if they have serious reasons not to install svgalib, why do they
>install xlib?

Because they want to run remote X Sessions.

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