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Re: Minimum-impact disabling of libpng2

On Fri, Jan 04, 2002 at 12:20:33PM -0800, Oliver Johns wrote:
> But, if you do remove the package libpng2, then apt-get won't do 
> any further upgrades, due to the many packages depending on 
> libpng2.

Correct, as i said i hoped this problem was solved much faster.

> So, maybe a minimum-impact, short-term solution is to INSTALL 
> libpng2, and then rm or mv the file /usr/lib/libpng.so.
> Then make the symlink as above
> ln -sf /usr/lib/libpng.so. /usr/lib/libpng.so.2

Both kludges are very BAD [TM]. Most KDE stuff seems to work fine now
except some software like quanta.

To get 'em working correctly until everything libpng related is fixed
start the programs from commandline like f.e.

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libpng.so. quanta


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