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Re: Changes in dpkg Pre-Depends

On Sat, 20 Feb 2010, Guillem Jover wrote:
> First, I'd like to change the dpkg Pre-Depends from lzma to xz-utils,


> Second, I'd like to switch from statically to dynamically linking
> against zlib and libbz2, eventually liblzma too (affecting dpkg-deb)
> and libselinux (affecting dpkg itself only on Linux). Here's the
> arguments I know of against and in favour, with rebuttals:

> So if there's no strong reason not to, I'd like to do these changes
> for next dpkg 1.15.6 release. Note though that they are not
> interdependent, and if we decided so, one could be done while not
> the other.

I don't have any objections to this, but I'd strongly suggest that
this get a run-through experimental with an announcement on
-devel-announce to request testing so that any really bad problems are
caught before it gets deployed more widely.

Don Armstrong

Who is thinking this?
I am.
 -- Greg Egan _Diaspora_ p38

http://www.donarmstrong.com              http://rzlab.ucr.edu

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