Re: gdk-imlib needs imlib-dev to work
I think I've just about tracked down the `.so' link problem with
gdk_imlib. Since gdk_imlib switched to using dynamically loadable modules
for the different image formats, it uses a glib function called:
I added some printfs to the module loading code and got the following:
OSSAMA: modname --> imlib-gif
OSSAMA: path --> /usr/lib/libimlib-gif.so
Apparently the dynamic module loading code looks for modules ending in
`.so' hence the reason why gdk_imlib depends on the `.so' links.
What do you think I should do about this? Perhaps since the `.so' links
in question are related more to run-time operation (i.e. dynamic
loading) than development I should move them to the gdk-imlib1 run-time
library package. Since this is a run-time issue and not a development
issue, this shouldn't violate Debian policy, right? If it does violate
policy, then I'd appreciate suggestions.
Note that it isn't all of the `.so' links that are the problem. It is
just ones that are needed for dynamic loading.
Ossama Othman <email@example.com>
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