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Re: Bug#127252: -unstable compiled against the wrong libpng

On Tue, Jan 01, 2002 at 03:41:54PM +0100, Bernhard R. Link wrote:
> * Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> [020101 15:08]:
> > I'm also a little confused by why so many KDE applications link to
> > libpng directly. Picking kdeutils at random, the only instances of
> > 'png_' or 'png.h' anywhere in the source tree are in
> > admin/acinclude.m4.in, yet -lpng is on the link line and so all the
> > binary packages built from kdeutils depend on libpng directly. Why?
> I can only guess, but I heard that are systems where an shared library
> can not depent on other shared libraries so the application has to
> link against all. Perhaps they want KDE to run on such systems, too?

That would be a fair point, but I understand all Debian systems support
inter-library dependencies.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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