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Re: no x windows part2

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 9:12 PM, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. <bss@iguanasuicide.net> wrote:
In <AANLkTi=yHepmC5Gv_=-1o3J7ypzp_RWK1kGf_-1AuC0O@mail.gmail.com>, shawn
wilson wrote:
>so, i'm installing dependencies for drupal on this debian box. it wants
>php5-gd which has some x windows dependencies.

It depends on libx11-6.  I guess gd.so needs some symbols from that library.

This might be needed for converting to/from some X11-specific image formats.
Alternatively, it might be needlessly pulled in based on over-zealous linking.
Lintian does check for some of that, you might check the PTS for any known
issues for php5-gd.

>so, why is it necessary to have the x windows server to convert images?

libx11-6 does not contain nor depend on an X11 server.  It is the client
libraries, which allow an X11 client program to communicate with an X11
server, if needed.

There's a massive difference from being able to connect to an X11 server as a
client and requiring a running X11 server to function.

 so, i ended up saying screw it, and ended up just letting it install. i'll just let apt-get install what it wants. i installed some of the harden* packages and i'll make sure apparmor or selinux is configured as good as i can manage and install tripwire before i go live and call it a day.

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