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Re: testing, unstable, and dependencies

On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 04:50:54PM +0100, guenter geiger wrote:
> Why is it important to link against libnpg3 ? Lets assume that libpng2
> is reasonable bugfree, and the application implements both, handling
> version 2 and version 3, then you might loose some features by not
> using version 3, but still, you will be able to compile it, and it will
> run on a system with version 2.

Why is it so important to use the Debian package? If it's a single
system you can as well just download the upstream source and compile it.
And if it's a multi-system installation it doesn't really matter if you
have to work a bit with the package does it? It'll probably save you
time anyway.

> I am just saying that some software is pretty flexible regarding
> build dependencies, actually the upstream developers might have put
> a certain amount of work into this, there should be a way to reflect this,
> and take advantage of that.

Use the upstream flexibility, compile it from his source.

Peter Mathiasson, peter at mathiasson dot nu, http://www.mathiasson.nu
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