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Bug#395877: Package lta embeds neon

On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 10:04:06PM +0100, Daniel Baumann wrote:
> Neil McGovern wrote:
> > Is there a reason why dynamic linking won't work? It would be really
> > nice to get another embedded code copy out of Debian.
> it didn't, because the debian version of libneon at that time was
> incompatible to that what tla wanted.
> however, it's not at least one major version later of libneon, so it's
> worth a try. i'll upload a new one to exp, so people can play with it.

neon advertises itself at a non-stable API - and when using neon25, it
breaks tla due to the way path are encoded internaly (URL-encoded or
not) which is different than in neon24, and used by tla to make path
comparison. The tla maintainer said that support for neon25/26 was
welcome - but is not done yet, so Neil you're invited to contribute
code :)

Plus, the tla build system does not allow external dependencies unless
you use a rusty patch such as Sarge's, but that's a separate issue :p


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