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Re: What happened to libgtkhtml19 in unstable?

On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 11:11:24AM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Dec 2001, J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) wrote:

> > Quite frankly, I don't see any advantage to reverting.

> The usual advantages of shared libraries:
> - less disk space
> - less memory usage when several application use the same library

> If this is no longer important I'll start to link my packages statically
> with libc to avoid breakages with future libc versions...

Ah -- the situation is quite different when you have a different version
of the shared library for every package in the archive that uses it. :)
You then use /more/ disk space by shipping shared libraries, you get no
memory savings, and your runtime linking takes longer than necessary.

None of these reasons would apply to libc.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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