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

On Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 08:06:33PM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Jan 2002 21:36:24 +1100
> Mark Purcell <msp@debian.org> wrote:
> > My question still remains.  If we require a big recompile, when/ how are we 
> > going to bother to advise the maintainers of these packages? It has been 
> > stated that we are talking about 300+ packages :-(
> Mass NMU, setting Build-Depends to libpng-dev version that is for libpng3
> sounds like a way to go.

What about people's local binaries linked against libqt2 and libpng2?
I maintain that "fixing" this in the applications is wrong; if at all
possible, libqt2 should be more careful with the png namespace.

> It might be easier to set libpng3 to conflict with libpng2, so that 
> until libpng2 is removed from the system libpng3 does not enter,
> which would make the problem more obvious.

That would be utterly wrong.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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