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Re: Remove cdrtools

Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net> wrote:
> On 16-Aug-06, 04:00 (CDT), Gabor Gombas <gombasg@sztaki.hu> wrote: 
>> This will never work. Real life example from a couple of weeks ago: I
>> wrote a program that was running happily on Sarge, then somebody wanted
>> to build it on RHEL and failed because the UUID library on RHEL does not
>> have uuid_unparse_lower().
> So you chose to use a function not reliably available. Sounds like bad
> planning to me.

Yeah, wanting to use functionality when it's available is always a 
dreadful idea. Far better to reimplement it locally in order to ensure 
that we have more copies of it to fix should there ever be any sort of 
security flaw. 

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.devel@srcf.ucam.org

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