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

On Thu, 03 Jan 2002, Ed Tomlinson wrote:
> and have created one (See 127215).  From my perspective the problem
> seems to be the libpng3 changes the dependencies of qt2 and hense kde.
> It seems the fix is not to revert/fix libpng but to fix the qt
> dependencies however I get the impression that frustration is setting

Yes. Actually, we have the same problem with every library that links with
another library that is likely to be used by an app.

The best example is libdb*, but there are others. libtiff, libpng, libsasl,

You either make sure EVERYthing is linked against the same library versions
(and good luck with binary compatibility with other distributions for
anything that has a shared library), or you must tell any libraries that
link to other libraries to use --symbolic dynamic linking, or you must use
versioned symbols.  Maybe there is a fourth way, but I don't know of any.

Implementing any of the fixes is bound to be painful.

> in.  ie. did not create the bug so I should not fix it.  From a user

We actually need a Debian-wide (well, probably a LSB-wide) fix for the
problem. The same kind of breakage is expected to hit us again and again
until we do that.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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