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Re: Do not link GNOME1 apps with libpng3

On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 05:09:41PM +0100, Christian Marillat wrote:
> >> "SMR" == Steve M Robbins <steven.robbins@videotron.ca> writes:
> > On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 04:37:17PM +0100, Christian Marillat wrote:
> [...]
> >> See Colin's answer. Change the library soname and shlibs. This will
> >> solve this bug.
> > It's a reasonable transition plan.
> > However, introducing a new imlib library with a new SONAME will not
> > solve Bug #128377, as gnome-help-browser binary is linked with
> > libgdk_imlib's current SONAME.
> This bug isn't important (I downgraded the severity to
> normal). gnome-help display the libpng error messagess, but he can
> display png image.

You're right!  That's different; other applications just completely
fail to display anything.

> > If you favour doing the libpng2 -> libpng3 transition by introducing
> > new imlib packages (and SONAMES), then all packages that link with the
> > current imlib package need to link with libpng2.
> Then i'll rebuild gnome-help and my other packages who depends on imlib
> against the new imlib. This will take 2 hours, and the problem is gone.

Yes, but until that happens, gnome-help is broken.
It would be nice if you fixed it.


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