On Mon, Nov 20, 2000 at 10:42:07AM +0800, Corey Popelier wrote: > What's with the tendency all of a sudden for Woody packages to be > dependent on Libc5? Only reason I noticed this was I've always avoided > installing Libc5, but in the past few days more and more packages have > become dependent on it, limiting my options somewhat :) > > Anyone know the reason for this? It's more curiosity than anything else I > admit. The ones i've noticed have all depended on xpm4.7, which depends on libc5. "apt-get --compile source foobar" seems to create a package without that dependency, at least as long as xpm4.7 isn't installed on my machine. Of course, the proper fix is to file a bug so the maintainer can fix it for everyone. But check the BTS first and make sure someone hasn't beaten you to it! -- finger for GPG public key.
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