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Re: libpng10(/2) gone, [gdk-]imlib1 and GNOME 1 going -- check yourpackages

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 07:01:26PM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
>> Thomas Bushnell wrote:
>> >Do not delete packages just because you think nobody *should* use
>> >them; delete them because nobody *does* use them.
>> I am suggesting deleting them because nobody *can* use them.
>> Unless libpng10 is  brought back, none of these packages are usable.
> Because recompiling against new upstream versions of a library is a lost
> art?
> libpng12 doesn't even export a different ABI than libpng10, it just suffers
> from an upstream who doesn't know enough about library ABI handling to have
> done the right thing.

This is good to know.  I'm happy to drop libpng10 on the assurance
that it's source-compatible.

So what we need now is for the imlib source package to build and
package the gdk_imlib library files, which are currently only provided
by imlib+png2.  At that point, those things which are currently using
imlib+png2 can be rebuild against imlib (the only real offender here
is gnome-libs) and we can drop imlib+png2 and everything will be

I have already sent email to Steve Robbins requesting that he do this
in imlib.


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