Re: FYI: intent to NMU to fix SDL + static X extension library problem
On 7 Oct 2001, Philippe Troin wrote:
>> xlibs-dev provides static versions of the libraries provided in xlibs, as
>> well as several libraries that do not exist in shared object form for
>> various reasons (such as the fact that their API's have not stabilized, or
>> that they are deprecated). Header files and manual pages are also
> Err, if libraries which API's have not stabilized yet or which are
> deprecated should only be provided as static libraries, we can remove
> two third of the shared libraries in the distribution.
Because of course there are no dangers from having software that links in
three different versions of such a dynamic library, right? If the program and
two of the libraries it depends on all access libXxf86dga routines, well,
segfaulting programs and monitors consumed in flames are a small price to pay
It's hard enough to deal with such situations as it is (c.f. libdb2 v.
libdb3), without creating more such situations against the wishes of the