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