Re: Accepted sdl-image1.2 1.2.2-1 (i386 source)
On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 07:03:14AM -0500, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> >> Jérôme Marant <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 01:26:23PM +0200, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> > > For the maintainers of the above mentioned packages, it'd be
> > > worthwhile figuring out why these packages depend on libpng2. They
> > > shouldn't.
> > Speaking about libsdl-ocaml, should it build-depend on libpng-dev
> > or libpng3-dev?
> It should build depend on libsdl-image1.2-dev and let that package
> state what it wants to have.
This is exactly what I did for ocamlsdl but if I had a closer
look at its source, I would have seen that it ialso calls libpng.
> Now, *if* your program *does* care about libfoo, that is, it uses
> functions from libfoo directly (and not via libbar), *then* it should
> include libfoo in the link line. (This is the reason why I said
> "figure out why your library depends on libpng2", there might be a
> valid reason for that)
When you change the dependency on libpng in libsdl-image, apps
that are built against libsdl-image need to be recompiled against
the new libsdl-image anyway, hence avoiding the DLL Hell problem
(that is, you cannot have both png2 and 3 installed)
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