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Re: Bug#127252: -unstable compiled against the wrong libpng

* Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> [020101 15:08]:
> I'm also a little confused by why so many KDE applications link to
> libpng directly. Picking kdeutils at random, the only instances of
> 'png_' or 'png.h' anywhere in the source tree are in
> admin/acinclude.m4.in, yet -lpng is on the link line and so all the
> binary packages built from kdeutils depend on libpng directly. Why?

I can only guess, but I heard that are systems where an shared library
can not depent on other shared libraries so the application has to
link against all. Perhaps they want KDE to run on such systems, too?

  Bernhard R. Link

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