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Re: freedomization task list [was: Re: Dangerous precedent being set - possible serious violation of the GPL]

John Galt <galt@inconnu.isu.edu> writes:

> Until that happens, I stand by the fact that xemacsXX depends on X in all
> extant cases.

Being linked with a library is FAR different that requiring the X
Window System (X).  The difference is not hard to notice and I am
surprised that you have missed it.

Furthermore, your logic quoted below is extremely faulty; xterm has no 
non-X mode; XEmacs does.  Oops, looks like you have a flaw.  Next
thing I know you'll be claiming mc depends on GNOME and ls on Linux!

Note that even though it is linked with an X library, it is still
possible for it to ignore such.

> On Fri, 17 Dec 1999, Nick Moffitt wrote:
> > Quoting John Galt:
> > > According to the dependencies, Xemacs requires X just as much as
> > > Afterstep, Enlightenment, Xterm, Freeciv, and Ale do.  Xemacs
> > > depends on xlib6g, xterm depends on xlib6g (and ncurses and libc6 to
> > > fully disclose the dependencies, but neither of these have anything
> > > to do with X), xterm unequivocally depends on X, xlib6g is the only
> > > portion of X that xterm depends on, so xemacs must therefore also
> > > depend on X, QED.

John Goerzen   Linux, Unix consulting & programming   jgoerzen@complete.org |
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